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Briefing event to be held for prospective Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates


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PROSPECTIVE candidates, for the upcoming Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election, can find out more about what is involved at a Candidates Briefing event.

The event is being held on Wednesday 24th February, 2pm-5pm at County Hall in Durham.

Candidates will hear about the arrangements for the election, the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner and their Office, information about Durham Constabulary and information about working in partnership with other organisations.

The briefing event is open to anyone interested in standing as the PCC in the election on Thursday 5 May for the Durham Constabulary area.

If you would like to attend the free event, please telephone 03000 264631 or email: enquiries@durham-pcc.gov.uk to register your attendance.

A new webpage has been made available containing information for candidates at: www.durham-pcc.gov.uk/election2016.


Notes to editors:

  • The event will be held at: Committee Room 1A, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL, from 2pm on Wednesday 24 February 2016.
  • The ODPCC is not responsible for running the election. This is the responsibility of the Police Area Returning Officer (PARO). Enquiries should be directed to:

Colette Longbottom

Head of Legal and Democratic Services

Durham County Council

County Hall



Tel: 03000 269732

Email: Colette.longbottom@durham.gov.uk

  • The ODPCC is independent of any political party and supports the publicly elected PCC in his or her role during their term of office.
  • The date of the election is Thursday 5 May 2016.
Posted on Thursday 18th February 2016
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