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The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk

Norfolk PCC Election 2024

The election of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Norfolk will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024.

This area of our website provides details of the upcoming election, including information useful to both prospective candidates and voters.

Further information will be published as it becomes available.

About PCCs

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has produced this short animation explaining the role of PCCs, including their responsibilities, what they do for local communities, how their role is different to that of a Chief Constable, how they are answerable to the public, who elects them and where to find out more information.

Protecting your community: Why the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk matters

The Police and Crime Commissioner is elected by the people of Norfolk to look for and to find ways to help reduce crime and keep people safe. They do this by holding the Chief Constable to account for delivering an efficient and effective police service and by setting the annual police budget and the policing element of your Council Tax.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk is unique in that it leads on our county's community safety partnership and co-ordinates the delivery of a number of key objectives on behalf of other partners too.

This is a big deal, and has been described as “Visionary, innovative and effective”, as it sees the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner supporting local councils, policing and fire services, probation, youth offending, and others, to join forces and share resources,  enabling them to do far more than they can alone.

Watch this short film to find out more.

Key election dates

  • The pre-election period will commence when the PARO publishes the Notice of Election. This has been confirmed as Tuesday 26 March 2024.
  • The pre-election period will end when the newly elected PCC takes office.
  • The list of candidates confirmed as standing in the election, known as the statement of persons nominated, will be published. This is likely to be early April 2024. There is a distinction between prospective candidates (those nominated by a political party or expressing interest in the role before this date) and those confirmed as candidates by the statement of persons nominated.
  • The election will take place on Thursday 2 May 2024.
  • The vote count will be conducted, this could take place on election day, or in the days immediately following, this depending on PARO arrangements and other elections taking place.
  • The Oath may be arranged to immediately follow the count.
  • On Wednesday 8 May 2024 the current PCC’s term of office will end.
  • On Thursday 9 May 2024 the newly elected PCC’s term of office will commence. It is anticipated that they will have made the declaration of acceptance of office prior to this date.

Information for voters

Information on voting is available from the Electoral Commission.

Electoral Commission website 

Trevor Holden, Managing Director of Broadland and South Norfolk Councils, has been designated the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) for Norfolk for the PCC Elections. Broadland Council is the PARO authority. Further information for voters will be published on the Broadland Council website as it becomes available.

Broadland Council website

For information on who is standing in Norfolk, go to the Choose My PCC website for information on candidates. Please note that candidates for 2024 election have not been announced yet.

Choose My PCC website

You can also find out more from the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC).

APCC website

Norfolk Constabulary - Stats and data

Use this link to find out more about published data on crime, stop and search and use of force.

Stats and data

Questions and answers

In the interests of openness and transparency, the OPCCN has published, in anonymised form, all questions and requests for information made by prospective candidates.

Responses to PCC candidates' questions and requests for information

Supplementary information for Question 10 - 7F Strategic Procurement Policy

Supplementary information for Question 10 - 7F Agreement Pack


Important - security video for election candidates

During an election period, as candidates you are subject to heightened public exposure, and this can bring with it a number of pressures both on yourself and those close to you. 

HM Government has issued a joint video with the National Protective Security Authority regarding the safety and security of candidates for forthcoming elections which is available to view below. It highlights where you can access relevant security advice and guidance that may be helpful to you during an election period and beyond, and promotes three key security messages, “be alert, plan ahead, and know what to do.