Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2021

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

All Police and Crime Commissioners employ staff to assist them in carrying out their role.

In Lincolnshire, this support is provided to the Police and Crime Commissioner by the Office of the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner. These staff are politically restricted and support any elected Police and Crime Commissioner, regardless of their party or independent status, similar to a Government department or a local council support office. It was up to a Police and Crime Commissioner to determine the scope and size of local support staff.

Statutory Officers

The Police and Crime Commissioner is legally obliged to have two statutory officers amongst their staff - a Chief Executive & Monitoring Officer and a Chief Finance Officer.

Support Staff

Support staff within the Office of the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner may be required to assist the Police and Crime Commissioner with strategic planning, financial management, independent performance analysis, victim service commissioning, communications, consultation and engagement, partnership working, correspondence and complaints, governance, office management and administration and running an Independent Custody Visiting Scheme.

The level and structure of staff varies across England and Wales according to local Police and Crime Commissioner priorities.

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioners

Police and Crime Commissioners may choose to employ a Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner to help them in their duties.

The Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner would be a member of the Police and Crime Commissioner's support staff, although unlike other staff working for the Police and Crime Commissioner, he or she would not be politically restricted and does not have to be appointed on merit.

The Police and Crime Commissioner can determine the salary and any other remuneration that is paid to the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner. The appointment of any Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner remains subject to a public confirmation hearing by the Police and Crime Panel.

Assistant Police and Crime Commissioners

Some Police and Crime Commissioners also have other Assistant Police and Crime Commissioners and/or advisors, although any such posts are politically restricted and are required to follow recruitment processes.