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

Read more about the 2021 Police and Crime Commissioner elections


Information for candidates

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

Election Guidance

Roles and Responsibilities of a PCC

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


Electoral Commission










To read more about election guidance for PCC candidates and their agents, including qualifications for standing as a candidate, visit the Electoral Commission website.


Electoral Commission’s Codes of Practice for Candidates and Political Parties.

Electoral Commission presentation slides for candidates



UK Government

UK Government advice on campaigning during lockdown.

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC)

APCC briefing for candidates and prospective candidates.

Gwent Police 


Election advice from Gwent Police for candidates and their agents.

Police Area Returning Officer stakeholder letter

Chief Constable’s presentation to candidates.

National Crime Agency

Briefing for candidates from the National Crime Agency

Independent Custody Visiting scheme


Information for candidates on the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme.

Gwent Local Policing Strategy

Our current strategy for local policing is based upon the College of Policing’s guidance for Neighbourhood Policing which you can find at the below link. We have Neighbourhood teams consisting of Inspectors, Sergeants, Constables and CSOs in each of our areas.



County Lines

Our County Lines strategy is based upon good leadership, ensuring appropriate governance and having the capability and capacity to deal with the threat. Tactically, we adopt an approach based upon the principles of “Pursue, Prevent, Protect and Prepare”. This is underpinned by an evidenced-based approach in collaboration with other public sector partners.

County Lines Infographic