Police and Crime Commissioners
Nick Herbert (Minister of State, Justice; Arundel and South Downs, Conservative)
Police and crime commissioners (PCCs) will be elected to cut crime; for the first time the public will know who leads the fight against crime in their community. They will have all the powers that they need to put the public's priorities first and hold the chief constable to account for the police's response to crime. PCCs will provide strong local leadership in preventing crime, especially reoffending, and will work with local community safety and criminal justice partners. PCCs will hold a budget to reduce crime through the community safety fund, which will focus on tackling drugs and crime, reduce reoffending and improve community safety.