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Police and Crime Commissioner

Labour candidate Clare Moody was elected in May 2024, with 95,982 votes.

Clare brings a wealth of experience to the role of Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, including being a Member of the European Parliament, working at the heart of government in No.10 Downing Street, and as a Trade Union officer for more than 20 years. 

Prior to being elected to the PCC role, Clare was co-chief executive of an equality and human rights national charity.

These experiences have equipped Clare with the knowledge of institutional workings and effective problem-solving skills.

PCC responsibilities

The PCC is responsible for setting the strategic direction and the budget for policing in Avon and Somerset.

This involves:

  • holding the police to account through the Chief Constable
  • being accountable to local people
  • setting the strategic direction and accountability for policing
  • setting policing priorities in consultation with communities
  • consulting, involving, and engaging with local people

PCC priorities

Clare is beginning to work on creating a new, comprehensive Police and Crime Plan, which will reflect her campaign priorities and address the continuing challenges in policing.

Throughout her term as PCC, she is determined to be visible and accountable to the people of Avon and Somerset. You can find out more at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) website.

Police and Crime Plan

Under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, the PCC is also required to produce a statutory document called the Police and Crime Plan, which outlines the strategic direction for their term in office.

The Police and Crime Plan sets out the PCC’s strategic priorities, most importantly following consultation with you. They are:

  • Preventing and fighting crime
  • Engaging, supporting and working with communities, victims and partner organisations
  • Leading the police to be efficient and effective
  • Increasing the legitimacy of, and public confidence in, the police and criminal justice system

You can find out more about the plan on the OPCC website.

Contact the PCC

  • by phone – 01278 646188
  • online – by using their general enquiry form
  • by post –
    Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner
    Police and Fire Headquarters
    Valley Road
    Bristol, BS20 8JJ

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