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About the Commissioner

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Gary Godden

Who is your Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)?





The Commissioner has a number of key roles and responsibilities - see the 'Commissioner Responsibilities' section to find out more.

An oath of impartiality

Each Commissioner throughout the country is required to swear an oath of impartiality. By swearing the oath they vow to complete their role with honesty and remain impartial in any situation that may arise in relation to crime, disorder or politics.


Why do we have a Commissioner in Nottinghamshire?

Proposed changes to the Police governance structure became a reality after the Government passed the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act. This meant that Police Authorities ceased to exist in November 2012 and were replaced with directly-elected Commissioners.