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Your Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)

The PCC is elected by the people of Norfolk to set the countywide strategy for reducing crime and disorder and improving community safety.

They are the voice of the people in policing, holding Norfolk’s Chief Constable to account for delivering an efficient and effective police service.

The PCC is also responsible for championing the needs of victims of crime and the vulnerable, providing local services to ensure that help and support are available to them.

PCC responsibilities

PCC Sarah Taylor

PCC Sarah Taylor

Norfolk elected Sarah as its PCC on 2 May 2024. In that election, Sarah received 52,445 votes in a first past the post ballot system. She stood as the Labour candidate, alongside candidates from the Liberal Democrats, the Green Party and the previous incumbent, Giles Orpen-Smellie, from the Conservative Party.

Sarah's term as PCC began on Thursday 9 May 2024.

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 Sarah Taylor

Sarah’s nearly 25 years in transport and engineering led to a national role in road safety. As an advocate for the Safe System approach to preventing road deaths and serious injuries, she has worked with a range of partners across the UK to make our roads safer. She is looking to bring a similarly preventative and proactive approach to crime and policing in Norfolk as Police and Crime Commissioner. 

In addition to her work as PCC, Sarah is a Breckland District councillor and Chair of trustees for a local charity which provides services for people with learning disabilities. Away from work, Sarah has a love of theatre and film with a particular fondness for the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange and Norwich theatres. She is passionate about Norfolk’s natural world and our wildlife, and will find any excuse to go for a walk or to introduce the young people in her life to Norfolk’s flora and fauna.