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About the PCC Election

Police & Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected every four years. The term of the current PCC runs until 13 May 2021.

The date of the next PCC election for England and Wales is 6 May 2021.

The overall responsibility for the conduct of the election will sit with the designated Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for each police force area as set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

The Minister of State of the Cabinet Office has formally designated Sunderland Council to provide the appropriate officer (Chief Executive) to conduct the 2021 PCC election for the police area of Northumbria.

Mr Patrick Melia, Chief Executive Officer of Sunderland Council, is the PARO (Police Authority Returning Officer) and will discharge his duties in accordance with The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections Order 2021.

Further information about the election please contact Sunderland Council at [email protected] Additional information is also set out in The Police and Crime Commissioner Elections (Designation of Police Area Returning officers Order) 2021.

Key dates for the PCC Election 2021:

This information will be updated once made available.

The Association of Police & Crime Commissioners (APCC) has produced a guide which provides guidance, advice and information for anyone interested in standing as a candidate in the 2021 elections. It provides candidates with a range of information including the role and responsibilities of a PCC, who can stand in PCC elections, working with the Chief Constable, finance and commissioning, the role of the Police and Crime Panel (PCP) and what PCCs have achieved at at a local and national level since therole was created in 2012.

To read more about the election guidance for PCCs, including qualifications for standing as a candidate, please visit the Electoral Commission website.

This page will be updated as guidance becomes available for the 2021 election.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria will be providing localised information about the role of a PCC and holding a briefing event shortly after the deadline for nominations, which is yet to be confirmed.

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