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PFCC Candidate briefings

Briefing notes prepared for candidates and prospective candidates for the May 2020 Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

PCC Candidate Briefing – APCC

This briefing note is prepared by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) for candidates and prospective candidates for the May 2020 Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) 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 a local and national level since the role was created in 2012.

Download the PCC Candidate Briefing

Briefing on Independent Custody Visitors – ICVA

The public entrusts police officers with powers to arrest and detain any member of the public suspected of committing a criminal offence.

The ability to deprive someone of their liberty before an offence has been proven as a necessary tool for keeping the public safe and ensuring that the criminal justice process can take its course, but these powers must be carefully balanced with appropriate assurance and oversight.

It is fundamental to our system of policing by consent that the public have confidence that people detained in police custody are treated in a transparent, lawful and ethical way.

Download the guide to PCCs’ duties to run an Independent Custody Visiting Scheme

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