Who is your Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)?
The Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) is Paddy Tipping. He was first elected in November 2012 and then re-elected in May 2016.
The Commissioner was voted in by the residents of Nottinghamshire and has set a number of targets which he hopes to achieve during his time in office. The key pledges made in his manifesto can be found below.
Paddy's key pledges:
- I will work with the Chief Constable to maintain neighbourhood police teams across the whole of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
- I will commission even better services for the victims of crime. Domestic crimes have for too long been hidden crimes. I will continue to focus on domestic violence crimes against women and girls and I will target hate crime.
- I will tackle the increased risk of cyber crime and online fraud.
- I will work - with partners to safeguard young people both online and on our streets.
- I will ensure that Nottinghamshire residents are best protected from terrorism. This will involve intelligence analysis and an increased armed patrol presence.
- I will keep my promise that victims of historic abuse in local childrens’ homes receive both support and a public inquiry.
The Commissioner has a number of key roles and responsibilities - see the 'Commissioner Responsibilities' section to find out more.
Paddy Tipping signing the Oath
An oath of impartiality
Each Commissioner throughout the country is required to swear an oath of impartiality. By swearing the oath they vow to complete their role with honesty and remain impartial in any situation that may arise in relation to crime, disorder or politics.
Why do we have a Commissioner in Nottinghamshire?
Proposed changes to the Police governance structure became a reality after the Government passed the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act. This meant that Police Authorities ceased to exist in November 2012 and were replaced with directly-elected Commissioners.