The Role

Role of the Commissioner

Setting the direction – the PCC sets the strategic direction for the police force and ensures accountability for policing

Your PCC will

  • be accountable to you, the electorate
  • set strategic policing priorities to meet local needs
  • hold the force to account through the Chief Constable
  • consult with and involve the Lancashire public

Working with partners to prevent and tackle crime and re-offending

Your PCC will

  • ensure that the police respond effectively to your concerns and threats to public safety
  • promote and enable joined-up working on community safety and criminal justice
  • work to increase your confidence in how crime is cut and policing delivered

Being the voice of the public, the vulnerable and victims

Your PCC will

  • ensure that public priorities are acted upon, victims are consulted and that the most vulnerable individuals are not overlooked
  • comply with the General Equality Duty under the Equality Act
  • commission specialist services for victims of crime across Lancashire

Contributing to the resourcing of policing response to regional and national threats

The Commissioner will ensure an effective policing contribution alongside other partners to national arrangements to protect the public from other cross-boundary threats in line with the strategic policing requirement

Ensuring value for money


  • is responsible for setting the budget. This includes how much you pay for the police part of your council tax and how policing grants from central government are spent.
  • will ensure that the people of Lancashire receive value for money
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