What does the PCC do?
The role of Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is designed to bring communities and the police closer together. It is about holding the police force to account.
The Commissioner is elected as the 'voice of the people' that aims to improve community engagement and deliver a more effective policing service.
Derbyshire's PCC has responsibility for policing throughout the county, which includes the city, and for holding Chief Constable Rachel Swann to account for its performance. The Chief Constable will, however, retain operational independence.
Part and parcel of the PCC's role is working with community safety partnerships, local authorities and the local criminal justice board in their joint efforts to prevent and reduce crime.
Getting down to work
The Commissioner's earliest and most urgent tasks include setting objectives to be achieved during his time in office. To do this she must publish a Police and Crime Plan in which these objectives are set out. In February every year he will set the precept, which is the portion of funding for Policing taken from Council Tax.
The Commissioner will make visits to a wide range of communities throughout Derbyshire to hear at first hand their views about policing and community safety; these include:
Listening to you
Listening to You - the Commissioner, representatives from her office and from Derbyshire Constabulary go out to as many venues in Derbyshire as possible to consult with the public and gather opinion on a wide range of policing issues.
Decisions made by the Commissioner during her term of office are published withn the public information page. Click to go to the PCC Decision Making page.
The Commissioner's publication scheme listing information that is already published is publicly available.