It is the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner to: 

Set the strategy for policing and community safety through a Police and Crime Plan 

  • Commission a range of services to deliver the 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
  • 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 the PCC supports victims, makes decisions, and how PCC's are scrutinised themselves (by the Police and Crime Panel) 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