Police and Crime Commissioners are elected every four years. The next election for Northumbria is due to take place on 2 May 2024.

This page provides information for PCC candidates, including:

  • An Information Pack with information about the Commissioner’s role, our office, Northumbria Police, and local and national policing
  • A public log of interactions and material shared with each candidate during the pre-election period
  • Links to related resources and websites
  • You can find out information on candidates standing for election in Northumbria Police Force Area at choosemypcc.org.uk/ which is also available to download as a PDF booklet of the candidate details

The Election

The Electoral Commission provides information on qualifications to stand, the nomination process, spending limits, expenses and campaign rules.

Visit the Electoral Commission website.

Introduction to the Electoral Commission’s guidance for candidates and agents Guidance for Candidates and Agents at Police and Crime Commissioner elections (electoralcommission.org.uk)

There are 39 police areas in England and Wales. The Secretary of State is responsible for designating a Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for each police area.

The Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for Northumbria is Mr Patrick Melia, Chief Executive of Sunderland City Council. He is legally accountable for the effective running of the election, any matters relating to the election process should be referred to Mr Melia.

Briefing Pack

The candidate briefing pack on the role of PCC and the duties of the OPCC can be found: PCC Candidate Briefing – May 2024 Election

Candidates and electors may be interested to read the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners national website, which has further information about the role of PCC and details about the forthcoming election.  Further information can be found here  Elections: Your Voice Your Police (apccs.police.uk)

The timetable for the Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner election can be found here – PCC Notice of Election (sunderland.gov.uk)

General Information for Candidates

This website has a wealth of information to learn more about the role of the Commissioner, our office and Northumbria Police performance.

Contact Us

To contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner with queries relating to the election:

Ruth Durham: Chief of Staff, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, ruth.durham@northumbria-pcc.gov.uk
For all other queries, please email enquiries@northumbria-pcc.gov.uk