Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire elected

The new Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) will take office officially on November 22.

Simon Hayes has been declared as the new Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire.

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act, passed by the government in September 2011, included legislation that will see police authorities replaced with directly elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).

The first election for the PCCs across England and Wales was held on Thursday, November 15 and gave the public the chance to elect one person to oversee policing in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

For more information about the role of PCC and the role of the Police and Crime Panel (PCP), which is the body that will hold the PCC to account, please click on the following link.

Hampshire Police Authority

Hampshire Constabulary statement