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Police and Crime Commissioner elections

The Police and Crime Commissioner has a statutory duty and electoral mandate to hold Northumbria Police to account on behalf of local residents.

Commissioners have a set four year term of office.

The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) role includes:

  • meeting the public regularly to listen to their views on policing
  • producing a police and crime plan setting out local policing priorities
  • deciding how the budget will be spent
  • appointing Chief Constables and dismissing them if needed

Police and Crime Panel

The five Tyne and Wear Councils and Northumberland County Council have established the Northumbria Police and Crime Panel as required by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

The Panel scrutinises the performance of the Police and Crime Commissioner and also promotes openness in the delivery of police services throughout Northumbria.

Find out more about the Police and Crime Panel

Visit the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner website

Contact us

Electoral Services
Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 7001

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