• Elect the Police and Crime Commissioner and hold him to account for the police service they receive
  • Pay taxes – part of their taxes go to the Home Office to pay, among other things, for policing in England and Wales
  • The council tax police precept is raised by the Police and Crime Commissioner to help pay for local policing services.


Pays taxes to central government
Raises concerns with the Police and Crime Commissioner
Pays the policing precept via council tax to the Police and Crime Commissioner


Find out more:

When is the next Police and Crime Commissioner election?
How is council tax set?

Neighbourhood Crime Maps

Find out what’s happening in your neighbourhood, meet your local policing team and how to contact them. Explore the crime map to see what has happened and the policing outcomes for each crime.

Neighbourhood Watch

Find a Watch scheme in your community, and apply to join or send a message to the scheme coordinator. Neighbourhood Watch provides a way for local people to play an important part in making their communities safer.