The role of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has been introduced to bring direct democratic accountability to England’s policing.
If you are on the electoral roll and a resident of Sussex, you will be able to elect your Commissioner for Sussex on November 15th 2012.
For the first time, you will have the opportunity to elect and hold to account a Commissioner whose main aim will be to drive the fight against crime and anti-social behaviour.
The PCC replaces the existing police authority and the role has a much larger remit, which includes community safety and crime prevention.
As your PCC I will be able to:
- set your priorities for the Police in Sussex by producing a Police & Crime Plan
- set the annual force budget in consultation with the Chief Constable, ensuring that local and national priorities are suitably funded
- set the council tax precept for the police
- hold the Chief Constable to account for delivery and performance of the force