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Gary Godden elected as new Police and Crime Commissioner

Gary Godden Victory Graphic

Gary Godden (Labour and Co-Op) has been declared the winner in the election to become Nottinghamshire’s new Police and Crime Commissioner.

He will take up the role officially on Thursday 9 May 2024 and will serve a four-year term until 2028.

The role of the PCC

PCCs are elected to represent the public in ensuring their policing service is the best it can be.

This includes holding the Chief Constable to account for the force’s performance, overseeing police spending and setting policing priorities for their term in office, after consulting with the public to create a Police and Crime Plan.

They take an oath to serve the public without fear or favour, with integrity and diligence and to be to be transparent and accountable to the public. However, they cannot interfere with the operational independence of police officers.

PCCs are also responsible for working with local and national partner agencies to commission, coordinate and deliver a range of initiatives that help prevent and respond to crime, reduce re-offending and support victims.

For more information on PCC responsibilities, visit Commissioner responsibilities (

Posted on Friday 3rd May 2024
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