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PCC Elections

The next Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections will take place across England and Wales on Thursday 2 May, 2024.

This page contains information which may be of interest to PCC candidates, media outlets, other partner organisations and the wider community in advance of the election.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire (OPCC) is politically neutral and we cannot endorse or support any one candidate over another.

During the pre-election period the OPCC will be following guidelines as set out by the Association of Policing and Crime Chief Executives (APACE) to ensure transparency, fairness and impartiality.

About the election

Who organises the election?

Nationally, the Electoral Commission is responsible for providing guidance and setting out the process of the election.  The elections will be run by Local Returning Officers (LROs) in each local authority, with Police Area Returning Officers (PAROs) coordinating across each force area.  Both LROs and PAROs are independent officers, appointed from both central and local government.

In Warwickshire the PARO is Steve Maxey, Chief Executive of North Warwickshire Borough Council.

Information regarding the election both before and after the poll, including confirmed lists of declared candidates and the eventual election results, will be published in due course by North Warwickshire Borough Council.

Who can stand for election?

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

The formal nomination process for candidates is currently open.  Please contact the PARO for more details.

Who are the candidates?

Information regarding PCC candidates in each policing area will be published by the Cabinet Office on the “Choose my PCC” website.  This acts as a single, central site for information relating to candidates in each individual policing area. The site will be updated with the 2024 election candidates in April 2024 after the nomination period has closed.

The PCC’s role

Amongst other functions, the PCC role includes:

  • Ensuring public views are heard within policing
  • Holding the Chief Constable to account
  • Ensuring appropriate services are in place for victims of crime
  • Setting the local police budget and determining levels of council tax

The OPCC publishes further information about its activities across this website.  Please see the ‘Key Information’ section for more details.

A broader overview of the role of the PCC is available from the following:

The Association of PCCs has also published a guide to the role for prospective PCC candidates:

Information for candidates

Election protocol

The protocol sets out the arrangements to ensure that candidates and potential candidates participating in the election for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Warwickshire are dealt with in a fair, transparent and impartial manner.

The protocol also provides guidance and safeguards to all staff of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) for Warwickshire, and Warwickshire Police, to avoid allegations of bias.

Read the protocol in full

Candidate briefing event

The OPCC will be holding a briefing information day about the role of the PCC in April 2024 at Police Headquarters in Leek Wootton.

The event will also include a briefing from the PARO for candidates.

All nominated candidates will be provided with details of when and how to attend in due course.

Communications log

The OPCC will publish any correspondence with prospective candidates here in the interests of fairness and transparency.

Date Recipient Nature of communication
10/11/2023 Cllr Sarah Feeney Letter from OPCC Chief Executive
12/01/2024 Cllr Sarah Feeney Twitter private message from OPCC Chief Executive following up on earlier letter, inviting prospective candidate to an introductory briefing of the role of the PCC and functions of the office.
19/01/2024 Cllr Sarah Feeney Briefing meeting at Police Headquarters with the OPCC Chief Executive.  Topics discussed were:

  • Information requests
  • Communications log
  • Deputy PCC
  • PCC role
  • OPCC structure
01/02/2024 Cllr Sarah Feeney Email from Chief Executive to the prospective candidate, copied to Chief Constable to facilitate an introductory meeting and ride-along with police officers.
02/02/2024 Cllr Sarah Feeney Email from Chief Constable to candidate, confirming offer of an introductory meeting and ride-along to the prospective candidate.
20/02/2024 Cllr Richard Dixon Email from the Chief Executive to prospective candidate to facilitate arrangements for an introductory briefing of the role of the PCC and functions of the office.  Subsequent email correspondence on 22/02/2024 to confirm meeting date and venue.