APCC Chair Paddy Tipping and Vice Chairs Roger Hirst and Martin Surl said:
“Police and Crime Commissioners welcome the review announced by the Government today. This is an opportunity to reflect on the learning since the role was created and to help shape and develop it moving forward.
“Since 2012, PCCs have brought increased transparency and direct democratic accountability to policing, providing the public with real say on how it is delivered in their local area. PCCs work to support and hold their Chief Constables to account and have driven focused improvements across the wider criminal justice system, changing the culture to put the needs of victims at its core - ensuring they have access to dedicated help and support services.
“We are committed to reducing crime and keeping our communities safe and welcome the opportunity to increase the visibility and public awareness of the role.”