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Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are normally elected every four years. The last election was held in May 2021.

The next election will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024.

What is the PCC?

The Police and Crime Commissioner's role is to represent their local communities on policing matters and hold the police to account. PCCs aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area. The PCC is unique in that it is a role elected by the public which makes it unlike any other role in the policing environment. For more information on the role of the PCC, please see the About the role of a PCC section on our website.

How is a Police and Crime Commissioner elected?

Police and Crime Commissioners are elected using the First Past the Post system, where the candidate that receives the most votes across the whole of the voting area (e.g. county of Lincolnshire) is elected.

One local authority for each Police Force Area will be designated as the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) and will have the overall responsibility for the administration of the election for that area. This is the City of Lincoln Council.

Information about the forthcoming PCC election is available from the Police Area Returning Officer for Lincolnshire

For information on who is standing in this area go to

Requests for information from candidates

In the interests of openness and transparency the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Lincolnshire (OPCC) will publish all questions and requests for information made by prospective candidates in anonymised form.

All questions received and information provided by the OPCC will be published below and this process will continue until the date of the election.

Single Points of Contact

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and Lincolnshire Police have each identified a single point of contact (SPOC) to whom any communication and enquiries from candidates or parties should be directed. For the OPCC this is John King, Corporate Administration Officer, Email: Tel: 07876 476057 and for the Force this is Laura Hallam, Senior Staff Officer to the Chief Constable, Email: Tel: 07795 910121.  Both SPOCs will maintain a log of their individual contacts/responses and the OPCC will maintain a central log of all contacts/responses.

Roles and Responsibilities

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PCC for Lincolnshire

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Key Organisations

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Internal Guidance and Protocols

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