In 2012 the Home Office announced that the first PCC elections were to take place in England and Wales on 15 November 2012.
Epsom & Ewell comes under the Surrey Police Area and information about the election that was held on 15 November is available on our website.
Surrey Police provided the following information about the role of the Police & Crime Commissioner.
Police and Crime Commissioner
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Surrey is responsible for overseeing policing and community safety in Surrey on behalf of local residents.
The Police and Crime Commissioner will:
- Hold the Chief Constable to account for the performance of the police
- Set the police budget, the police share of council tax and the overall strategy for policing and crime reduction in the area
- Be elected by the public for four-year terms of office
- Be scrutinised by a ‘Police and Crime Panel’ involving local Councillors and members of the public
- Work with other agencies and the wider criminal justice system to help cut crime.
The Police and Crime Commissioner is there to make sure that the police are doing a good job and tackling the issues that matter to you. For more information about the last election visit www.surrey-pcc.gov.uk/
Elections in 2012
The first Police and Crime Commissioner election was held on 15 November 2012.
Link to information and official notices.
Telephone: 01372 732152
The Police & Crime Commissioner elections are part of the Police Reform & Social Responsibility Act 2011. Information about the act is available on the Home Office
Surrey Police website www.surrey.police.uk/