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to be the voice of the people, hold Essex Police to account and provide an efficient and effective Fire and Rescue Service.
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The role of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner is to be the voice of the people, hold Essex Police to account and provide an efficient and effective fire and rescue service.

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.

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Responsibilities regarding Essex Police

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:

  • Secure an efficient and effective police for their area
  • Appoint the Chief Constable, hold them to account for running the force, and if necessary dismiss them
  • Set the police and crime objectives for their area through a police and crime plan
  • Set the force budget and determine the precept
  • Contribute to the national and international policing capabilities set out by the Home Secretary
  • Bring together community safety and criminal justice partners, to make sure local priorities are joined up

For a full description of the responsibilities, please refer to the Essex PCC Constitution.

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Responsibilities regarding Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

The PFCC must:

    • Provide a local between the fire and rescue service and local communities
    • Set a budget and calculate the council tax requirement
    • Maintain an efficient and effective fire and rescue service for the county
    • Approve an integrated risk management plan
    • Develop a Fire and Rescue Plan and Fire and Rescue Statement
    • Scrutinise, support and challenge performance against the Plan
    • Appoint a Chief Fire Officer to lead and manage the service

 

For a full description of the responsibilities, please refer to the Essex PFCC Fire and Rescue Authority Constitution.

CONTACT THE PFCC.

PFCC for Essex, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB
01245 291600

If your enquiry relates to operational policing or a crime please contact Essex Police here