FAQs

Who is Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire?

Stephen Mold is the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire. Stephen took up the position on 12th May 2016 and follows on from Adam Simmonds, who was the county’s first PCC.

How is the Police and Crime Commissioner appointed?

The Police and Crime Commissioner is a publicly-elected official, with elections held every four years.

When are the next Police and Crime Commissioner elections?

The next Police and Crime Commissioner elections will take place in May 2020. Guidance for anyone looking to stand to be Police and Crime Commissioner is available from The Electoral Commission.

What is the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner?

The role of the Police and Crime Commissioner is to be the voice of the people, to lead policing and criminal justice within their geographical area of responsibility and to hold Chief Constables and the police force to account.

View our About the Role page for more information.

Who holds the Police and Crime Commissioner to account?

The Police and Crime Panel (PCP) holds the Police and Crime Commissioner to account.

The Police and Crime Panel is a body made up of local elected councillors and independent members with the responsibility to scrutinise and support the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

Who works alongside the Police and Crime Commissioner?

The Police and Crime Commissioner has a team of people helping to deliver his police and crime plan. You can view information about the staff structure of the Office of Northamptonshire Police and Crime Commissioner by visiting the OPCC Transparency page.

How much does the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner spend?

Information about all of the spending by the Office is available on the What We Spend page.

How can I get in touch with the Police and Crime Commissioner?

Click here to Contact Us, or alternatively you can ask the Police and Crime Commissioner a question here.