Police And Crime Commissioner Elections

The first elections of police and crime commissioners will take place on 15th November 2012 - but who are they and what will they do?

Police and crime commissioners' role

This is a new role and the job of the PCC will be to oversee the police and ensure they are prioritising what matters to people in their area.

Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) will ensure the policing needs of their communities are met as effectively as possible, with the idea that they bring communities closer to the police, build confidence in the system and restore trust.

PCCs will make and influence key decisions on everything from CCTV, street lighting and graffiti to tackling gangs and drug-dealing.

Their job is to listen to the public and then respond to their needs.


The first elections of police and crime commissioners will take place on 15 November 2012. Find out about the elections, who can vote and where elections are taking place.

In Hampshire, the candidates are:

David Ian Goodall
(Liberal Democrat)

Simon Alexander Hayes

Michael Mates
(Conservative Party Candidate)

Jacqui Rayment
(Labour Party Candidate)

Stephen Michael West

Don Jerrard
(The Justice and Anti-Corruption Party)

Visit the Choose my PCC website to find out more about your local candidate, or find out more about the elections at About My Vote.

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