Elections 2020 - Postponed until 2021

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected every four years.

The last election was in May 2016 and the next elections were due to be held in May 2020.  However, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, elections have been postponed until May 2021.

To understand more about the roles and responsibilities of a PCC please view this short video made by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC).


To read more about the role of PCCs, please visit the collection of related documents on the Home Office website here. 

For further information about the responsibilities of PCCs and arrangements for the governance of policing, produced by the Local Government Association, go here.

To read more about election guidance for PCCs, including qualifications for standing as a candidate, please visit the Electoral Commission's document here.

This page will be updated as guidance becomes available for 2020. To register your interest and receive more information, please e-mail pcc@dorset.pnn.police.uk.


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