Police and crime commissioners

On 15 November 2012, elections to appoint the first police and crime commissioners (PCCs) took place across England and Wales.

This section of the website contains information on how we work with PCCs and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), and what information is available to them, the public and other stakeholders.

How we work with PCCs

We have produced a leaflet summarising how HMIC works with PCCs: download the ‘Working with police and crime commissioners’ leaflet.

Use the links below to read more about:

Information HMIC can provide to PCCs, the public and other stakeholders

HMIC publishes information on the whole breadth of policing activity, from national reports on public order policing or how each force balances its books, to year-by-year data on how many times shoplifting offences have been recorded in each area. We monitor force performance in order to encourage and drive local accountability and transparency.

Choose your force from the menu on the left to find:

  • Up-to-date crime, anti-social behaviour (ASB), cost and workforce data in our interactive Crime and Policing Comparator – see how your force is performing, and how it compares with the rest of England and Wales. (updated October 2012)
  • All the inspection reports for your force – from a review of the quality of its crime recording to an inspection of how it tackles ASB.
  • Joint (with other criminal justice inspectorates) and other national reports where your force is mentioned.
  • Value for money profiles that provide comparative information on what the police are spending their budgets on, staffing levels by grade and function, and outputs and outcomes in a comparable format. (updated November 2013)

There are also links through to your force’s website and other online channels, as well as to its pages on police.uk (where you can see month-by-month crime and ASB data at street level).

To note: PCC elections did not take place in London. Read more about why and how the capital is different in our Frequently Asked Questions section.