In November, elections will take place across England and Wales to appoint to the new roles, which will be accountable for how crime is tackled in their police area.
Police and Crime Commissioners will be responsible for a large range of decisions, affecting everything from CCTV and street lighting to drug dealing and gang violence. The role will also aim to bring communities closer to Staffordshire Police, giving them a single point of contact and an opportunity to voice and concerns directly to an elected official.
Formal nominations of candidates can be made between 8th October and noon on 19th October 2012. The first elections of Police and Crime Commissioners will then take place on 15th November.
Stephen Brown, Cannock Chase Council Chief Executive and Local Returning Officer, said: “These elections will form an important part of how the Cannock Chase District is policed in the future. It’s important that as many people as possible take part in the voting process to give the winner a clear mandate on how the community wants the area policed.”
“It’s also an opportunity for people to elect a directly accountable and accessible official who will have a real influence on how crime is dealt with in their area.” To find out more information on the Police and Crime Commissioner elections, visit www.homeoffice.gov.uk
Information courtesy of Jamie Summerfield.
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