Improving Public Accountability
PCCs are locally elected and accountable to the public and have the responsibility for holding Chief Constables to account for local policing on behalf of their communities. The APCC supports PCCs to provide effective scrutiny of police performance, to increase transparency in policing and in the criminal justice system and to improve the response to police complaints.
Our priorities for improving public accountability are:
- To further develop the accountability and transparency of the role of PCCs and enable greater openness and accountability on police ethics and complaints.
- To support PCCs to hold their Chief Constables to account for performance, ensuring the public has a voice in policing and that police forces are accountable to the communities they serve.