The role aims to cut crime, promote fire safety and fight fires, and deliver an effective and efficient police service and fire and rescue service. The PFCC is elected by the public to hold the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer to account, effectively making the police and fire and rescue service answerable to the communities they serve. The PFCC ensures that community needs are met as effectively as possible, and local relationships improve through building confidence and restoring trust. They work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.
The responsibilities for the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner are set out in the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.
In regards to Policing and Crime, the PFCC must:
For a full description of the responsibilities, please refer to the Essex PCC Constitution.
The PFCC must:
For a full description of the responsibilities, please refer to the Essex PFCC Fire and Rescue Authority Constitution.
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