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Your Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)

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The role of your PCC is to be the voice of the people and hold the police to account.

They are responsible for the totality of policing, and aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service within their force area.

PCC responsibilities

Norfolk elected Lorne Green as its PCC on 5 May 2016. In that election, Lorne received 60,061 votes (including second preference votes). He stood as the Conservative candidate, alongside candidates from Labour, the Liberal Democrats, UKIP, the Green Party and an independent.

Each PCC term lasts four years. The next PCC Election was due to take place in May 2020. Due to Coronavirus, this has now been postponed to May 2021 following a decision by the UK Government. Lorne will continue to serve as Norfolk’s PCC until that election takes place.

As well as being accountable to the electorate, the work and decisions of PCCs are monitored and scrutinised by a Police and Crime Panel, made up of councillors and independent members.

Police and Crime Panel

More about Lorne Green

Lorne served for thirty years as a diplomat in some of the most troubled parts of the world including in war zones in Europe and South Asia. He was in charge of the Canadian Embassy in the former Yugoslavia during a period of conflict in the 1990s and previously served in Pakistan during a war with India.

When he retired from the diplomatic service he became Secretary General of the World Nuclear Transport Institute in London for a further eleven years.

Although Canadian by background, Lorne is a British citizen and whilst often serving overseas, he has maintained a home in West Norfolk for more than thirty years. He and his wife, Valerie, were married in Snettisham near Hunstanton over forty years ago and two of their three children were born in the county.