Police and Crime Commissioners are publically-elected officials who are responsible for the totality of policing, aiming to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service in their area, ensuring that the police are answerable to the communities they serve.
On top of this, Police and Crime Commissioners work closely with agencies and partners across the criminal justice system – such as the Director of Public Health, to prevent and tackle drugs use – to ensure better services and support for victims of crime.
The pages in this section all detail the work the Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner is undertaking to meet these responsibilities, in order to make Northamptonshire a safer and supportive place to live.
These all fit with the Police and Crime Plan, which identifies the strategic direction for policing in the county between 2017 and 2021.
The operational side of policing is the responsibility of Northamptonshire Police. It is up to the Police and Crime Commissioner to set the strategic direction for policing, which the Chief Constable and the Force are then responsible for delivering.