The very first Police and Crime Commissioner elections took place across England and Wales (excluding London) on 15 November 2012.
Report on the Police and Crime Commissioner elections
Our report on the 2012 Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections shows only one in five people had enough information to make an informed decision.
We have also recommended significant changes before the next PCC elections in 2016.
Results for PCC elections
Results for the PCC elections were collated and announced by each individual Police Area Returning Officer and are available from the Home Office’s Choose my PCC website.
Candidates and agents
We have now published all guidance for candidates and agents at Police and Crime Commissioner elections.
The latest information for administrators running a Police and Crime Commissioner election is available on our Police and Crime Commissioner elections webpage.
Background information on PCC elections
If you would like to know more about anything to do with PCC elections, our media briefing provides a range of useful information as well as explaining our role in these new elections.
Our briefing on PCCs
We issued a briefing in September setting out the steps that need to be taken to ensure the PCC elections are well run.
We also issued briefings outlining our views on key aspects of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill in relation to these elections during its debate in the House of Commons and the House of Lords.