The Role of the PCC and the Chief

As Police and Crime Commissioner, it is my role to: 

Set the strategy for policing and community safety through my Police and Crime Plan (link to Police and Crime Plan)

  • Commission a range of services to deliver my Police and Crime Plan
  • Commission support services for victims of crime 
  • Set the annual policing budget and the precept
  • Provide a local link between police, local authorities, partner agencies and communities
  • Consult and engage with members of the public, specifically victims of crime
  • Maintain an efficient and effective police force
  • Hold the Chief Constable to account for the operational delivery of policing and the performance of the force
  • Publish an annual report reporting on progress made against the Police and Crime Plan
  • Appoint, and if necessary, remove a Chief Constable
  • I must also contribute to responding to national and regional criminal activity and threats as set out by the Home Secretary in the Strategic Policing Requirement

More information about how I support victims, the decisions that I make, and the scrutiny of me (by the Police and Crime Panel) and that I carry out (of the services I commission) can be found below. 

The role of the Chief Constable is to:

  • Be accountable to the Police and Crime Commissioner for the performance of the force
  • Advise the Police and Crime Commissioner on strategy and budget to meet current threats, risk and harm
  • Have direction and control of the force
  • Lead the police officers and police staff of Wiltshire Police
  • Explain to the public the operational actions of police officers and police staff
  • Remain politically independent