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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

  • Monday 30 March 2020 – Publication of notice of PCC election (purdah (pre-election period) starts)
  • Tuesday 31 March 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

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.


The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN) will be holding a familiarisation event for prospective candidates in March 2020. That event will include input from Norfolk Constabulary. More information will be made available in due course.

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