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PFCC Elections 2024


The election of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2024.

You can view details of the candidates and how to contact them once they have declared their intention to stand which will be from April 10th 2024 Choose My Police and Crime Commissioner (

Below you will find some information about the forthcoming election, which may also prove useful to prospective candidates. This page will be updated as and when relevant information becomes available.

What does a PFCC do?

Police and Crime Commissioners were introduced in 2012. In 2017 legislation was introduced to allow Police and Crime Commissioner to take on governance of Fire and Rescue Services. A local business case had to be developed which was supported locally and agreed by the Home Secretary. In October 2017 Essex became the first county in the country to have a Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

Information about what the PFCC does can be found here – what a PFCC is responsible for

Key dates for the PFCC Election 2024

  • Friday 22nd March 2024 Public Notice of Election  
  • Monday 25th April 2024 Poll Cards dispatched
  • Friday 5th April 2024 Candidate nomination deadline
  • Thursday 2nd May 2024 Election Day
  • Friday 3rd May 2024 Count and declaration of result
  • Wednesday 9th May 2024 Term of incumbent PFCC ceases
  • Thursday 10th May 2024 Newly or re-elected PFCC takes office

The Election Process

The election is administered locally by the Police Area Returning Officer.  In Essex this is Pam Donnelly, Chief Executive, Colchester City Council.

The Colchester City Election webpage is available at May 2024 elections  · Colchester City Council

Information on voting is available from the Electoral Commission

Once more information on who is standing in this area is available it will be available at choosemypcc 

Guidance for candidates

A PCC / PFCC candidate briefing prepared by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner (APCC) can be found at PFCC candidate briefing

How to find out more about the Services

The Chief Executive, Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer held a familiarisation event for prospective candidates on the 8th of March between 9-12 at Fire Headquarters. 

Slides and documentation from the event are available below.

PFCC Briefing Pack

PFCC Briefing Slides

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Briefing Slides

Essex Police Briefing Slides

PARO Briefing Slides

Requests for information from candidates

In the interests of openness and transparency the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s Office (Office), Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) will publish all questions and requests for information made by prospective candidates in anonymised form.

All questions received and information provided by the PFCC’s Office, Essex Police and Essex County Fire and Rescue Service will be published below and this process will continue until the date of the election.

Request for the latest HMICFRS Report  – Essex County Fire and Rescue Service HMICFRS Report

Request for information about media article – Email from Essex Police Press Office


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

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