The election of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex will take place on Thursday 7th May 2020.
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.
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
The election is administered locally by the Police Area Returning Officer. In Essex this is Adrian Pritchard.
More information on elections can be found at www.aboutmyvote.co.uk
Information on voting is available from the Electoral Commission
For information on who is standing in this area go to choosemypcc
A PCC / PFCC candidate briefing prepared by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner (APCC) can be found at PFCC candidate briefing
The Chief Executive, Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer will be holding a familiarisation event for prospective candidates which is scheduled for TBC
In addition, the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer will produce a candidate briefing document about the Services. This document will be published on this website as soon as it is available.
A briefing is also being prepared on the 7 Forces Collaboration, which is a programme for the development of shared projects between Forces in the East of England, and this will be uploaded as soon as it is available.
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.
If your enquiry relates to operational policing or a crime please contact Essex Police here