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On 13 March, the Cabinet Office announced that, due to the current and emerging situation around Coronavirus, legislation will be brought forward to postpone for a year the local, mayoral and Police and Crime Commissioner election due to take place in May 2020.

The candidate briefing event scheduled for 23 March 2020 has been postponed.

The details on this page will be updated in due course.


The election of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Norfolk will take place on Thursday 7 May 2020.

This area of our website provides details of the upcoming election, including information which may be useful to prospective candidates.

Further relevant information will be published as it becomes available.


Information about the election

Information on voting is available from the Electoral Commission.

For information on who is standing in this area, go to the Choose My PCC website. Information will be updated as details of the candidates are known.

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

The APCC’s ‘You have a voice’ video, which explains the roles and responsibilities of PCCs, may also be of interest.


Key dates for the PCC election 2020

  • Tuesday 31 March 2020 – Publication of notice of PCC election (purdah (pre-election period) starts)
  • Wednesday 1 April to Wednesday 8 April 2020 – Nomination period for PCC candidates
  • Thursday 9 April 2020 – Publication of statement of persons nominated for PCC election
  • Thursday 7 May 2020 – Election day
  • Monday 11 May 2020 – Count and declaration of result
  • Wednesday 13 May 2020 – Term of incumbent PCC ceases
  • Thursday 14 May 2020 – Newly or re-elected PCC takes office.


Information for candidates

(Update 17/3/20) CANDIDATE BRIEFING NOW POSTPONED – A PCC Candidate Briefing is due to be held at OPCCN, Wymondham on Monday 23 March 2020 from 9.30am to 4pm. A full timetable will be published in due course.

(Update 06/3/20) – PCC Elections May 2020 – Joint Protocol signed between the OPCCN and Norfolk Constabulary.

The APCC has published pre-election (purdah) guidance along with a candidate briefing pack.

The Independent Custody Visiting Association (ICVA) has produced a guide for candidates on the PCC duty to run an Independent Custody Visiting scheme, as well as a Custody Visiting video.

There is also a  7 Force Collaboration Programme briefing for PCCs (PDF, 699 KB).

In the interests of openness and transparency, the OPCCN will publish on this page, in anonymised form, all questions and requests for information made by prospective candidates up to the date of the election.


Useful links

Facts and figures about the PCC and the Office of the PCC

The role of the PCC

The OPCCN Chief Executive

The OPCCN Chief Finance Officer

OPCCN staff

The Chief Constable

Norfolk Police & Crime Panel

Norfolk’s Police and Crime Plan

Latest Annual Report

The OPCCN Budget

The Policing Budget

Commissioning services for victims

Governance Framework – operational independence and the PCC’s working relationship with the Chief Constable

Norfolk Police website


National bodies

Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Association of Policing and Crime Chief Executives

College of Policing

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS)

Independent Office for Police Conduct

National Police Chief Council

Police and Crime Commissioners Treasurers’ Society