The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is now in the pre-election period ahead of the PCC elections on 2nd May.

The pre-election period describes the period immediately before elections or referendums when specific restrictions on communications activity are in place for public bodies and their staff in order not to unfairly influence the outcome of an election.

To ensure fairness amongst candidates, the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is restricted in making public announcements in the run up to the vote.

Any news items or photographs published on this website and our social media channels before 21st March relate to the serving PCC, Kim McGuinness.

References to the serving PCC have been retained on the OPCC website where they are valid and current. This does not imply that the Office supports any particular candidate in the election on 2nd May.

The OPCC does not support any political party and cannot endorse any of the candidates in the election.

We will treat all PCC candidates objectively and equally and will make due preparations to ensure that the OPCC is able to provide support to the elected candidate in time for the term of office which commences seven days after the election.

To vote in the PCC elections, you must be over 18 and registered to vote.

Find out more information about the PCC Elections 2024.