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

The next Police and Crime Commissioner election will take place on 2 May 2024.

You can find information about candidates standing in the election at ChooseMyPCC.org.uk

You must be registered to vote in the election. You can register on the UK Government website.

Your Voice, Your Police (Information from The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners on five areas of work that demonstrate how PCCs work for their communities)

Information for candidates

To read about the roles and responsibilities of a PCC visit the Home Office website.

If PCC candidates would like an informal briefing on the PCC role and responsibilities or any other relevant information, please contact Siân Curley, Chief Executive on sian.curley@gwent.police.uk

Briefings provided to candidates

Police Liaison Unit

The Police Liaison Unit works for and reports to the four Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales. The team engages with the UK and Welsh Governments and other strategic stakeholders, such as the Secretary of State for Wales’s Office (SoSW), Ministry of Justice, National Police Chiefs Council, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies Fire and Rescue Services and other sectors; to influence and negotiate positive outcomes for policing and community safety in Wales. Read more

  • Independent custody visiting

    Every PCC has a legal duty to run an Independent Custody Visiting scheme, in which local members of the public volunteer to serve as Independent Custody Visitors (ICVs) making regular, unannounced visits to police custody to check on the rights, entitlements and wellbeing of detainees as well as the conditions they are held in.

    A guide to PCCS' duties to run an independent custody visiting scheme