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Why do we have a Commissioner?

Proposed changes to the Police governance structure became a reality in September 2011 after the Coalition Government passed the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act . This means that from November 2012, Police Authorities ceased to exist and have been replaced with directly-elected Police and Crime Commissioners.

To find out more about the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act visit

Learn more about the role of Commissioners

The Home Office website contains a dedicated section of information about Police and Crime Commissioners responsibilities and partnership working. These pages will continue to grow and are a hub of the latest Commissioner news and information.

To find out more visit: 

Freedom of Information (FOI)

If you wish to find out more about Freedom of Information please go to our Freedom of Information page.

 Disclosable Interests

Disclosable Interest Forms can be found for the following on the Lists & Registers page.

 Monitoring and Inspecting Policy

Police and Crime Commissioners are not the only ones who monitor police performance and inspect the quality of work delivered.

Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Service (HMICFRS) independently assesses police forces and policing activity from neighbourhood teams to serious crime and the fight against terrorism - in the public interest.

To learn more about the work of HMICFRS visit

 While every effort is being made to provide as much information as possible via this website, if you cannot find what you are looking for please let us know by emailing or calling 0115 844 5998.