Ten Years of PCCs Making a Difference

This year marks ten years since Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) were first democratically elected and started making a real difference by giving the public a stronger voice in policing and criminal justice.

Throughout the year this page will show how PCCs consistently continue to deliver with impact and make a real difference to keeping their communities safe; how they work their police forces, criminal justice agencies and partner organisations to prevent and cut crime, protect victims and reduce re-offending.

Over the next ten months we will highlight a particular area of work that demonstrates how PCCs are making a real difference. Areas of work include:

  • Helping to end violence against women and girls
  • Driving forward improvements to local criminal justice services
  • Preventing crime and reducing re-offending
  • Tackling ASB and addressing drug and alcohol abuse 
  • Addressing race disparity and disproportionality within policing
  • Restoring public confidence and trust in policing 

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Helping to end violence against women and girls is a priority for PCCs

PCCs are driving positive change through the delivery of high-quality commissioned services to protect women and girls through prevention, challenging offending behaviour and, where crime does occur, delivery of vital victims and survivor support services. 

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Criminal Justice

As local leaders PCCs bring criminal justice partners together to reduce crime and reoffending and improve the delivery of services so that victims needs are at the heart of the criminal justice system.

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Addictions and Substance Misuse

PCCs have a critical role to play in tackling the substance misuse and addiction that can drive so much crime and anti-social behaviour in our communities.

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Environment and Sustainability

Environment and sustainability issues are on the radar for many PCCs, with three quarters of them setting priorities linked to the environment and sustainability in their Police and Crime Plans.

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Anti-Social Behaviour - Making Communities Safer

PCCs work closely with local authority partners and community groups to tackle ASB but they want to do more and go further. That is why ASB features so prominently in their Police and Crime Plans.

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