The role of the police and crime commissioner is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account. They are responsible for the totality of policing.
The police and crime commissioner (PCC) aims to cut crime and to deliver an effective and efficient police service in Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. They do this by holding the chief constable to account on behalf of local people.
The PCC will:
Be singularly accountable to you for the policing of Devon and Cornwall;
Listen to your views on community safety and set priorities in a plan for the police which address community concerns;
Ensure the chief constable directs police officers and resources to tackle the things that communities say are important;
Set the strategic direction for policing but not interfere with day-to-day police operations or tactics;
Balance local needs of the public and victims against assisting national policing responsibilities;
Appoint and, in extreme circumstances dismiss the chief constable.
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is a non-political, impartial organisation.