Plymouth Law School are hosting a Question Time Event on Monday 25 April 2016, at which candidates running for the role of the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner will present and answer questions from the audience.
This event has been organised ahead of the Police and Crime Commissioner Election, which will take place on 5 May 2016. The event is open to University staff, students and members of the public, local agencies and the Police.
Biographies of the candidates follow below.
- 17:30 - Arrival
- 18:00 - Welcome and formal opening
- 18:05 - Candidate presentations
- 18:35 - Questions from the public
- 19:20 - Close
- 19:25 - Tea/Coffee and networking
Advance registration is essential for this event - please book your place via the link above. You will also be able to submit questions for the event during the registration process.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01752 586005 for any queries about this event.
The role of Police and Crime Commissioners
PCCs were introduced by the coalition government, with the first 41 elected across England and Wales on 15 November 2012. When they took office, they became responsible for a combined police force area budget of £8 billion.
Their stated role is to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area, holding Chief Constables and the force to account, and making the police answerable to the communities they serve.
The PCCs are also responsible for ensuring community needs are met as effectively as possible, working in partnership with agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.