PCCs Making A Difference

This page contains examples of the work that Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are doing to make a positive and lasting difference in their local communities.

Find out how:

  • PCCs are helping to make communities safer, by changing the way victims’ services are delivered locally;
  • How they are transforming the policing landscape by making it more effective, efficient, transparent and innovative by working with local partners including blue light services; and
  • By being the voice of the people, they are giving communities a real say in how their local police service works.



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Demonstrating how PCCs are addressing the root causes of crime – helping the vulnerable, children and young people move away from the risk factors that can lead to crime or victimisation.

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Eleven innovative projects that demonstrate how PCCs are transforming the services provided for victims by putting them at the heart of the Criminal Justice System.

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A snapshot of the ground breaking work that PCCs are engaged in with partners to tackle serious violence across England and Wales.

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Highlighting how PCCs are bringing about real change in the ways in which violence against women and girls is being addressed in their local communities.

Ministers' Forewords

Prevention In Focus

Minister for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service, Kit Malthouse MP: "The best way to fight crime is to stop it happening in the first place. It is therefore my pleasure to contribute to this publication which showcases the vital leadership role PCCs play in galvanising the local response to preventing crime and serious violence, identifying vulnerability in their communities, and targeting support to prevent crime from happening."

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Putting Victims First In Focus

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Edward Argar MP: “The importance and unique nature of PCCs’ role, their passion for, understanding of, and dedication to their local areas and the people that live there are key to helping deliver our vision for victims. As Victims Minister I have been fortunate to have witnessed first-hand some of the fantastic and pioneering work being delivered by PCCs.”

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Serious Violence In Focus

Minister for Policing and the Fire Service (2017-19), Nick Hurd MP: "As a Government we have been working closely with police forces across the country and continue to provide support to help them tackle the rise in serious violence. I welcome this publication which shows how the PCCs are working to improve their communities.”

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