Police & Crime Commissioner
Elections were held on 6 May 2021 for a
Police and Crime Commissioner.
Giles Orpen-Smellie - 119,994 votes. ELECTED (Majority: 50,442)
Michael Rosen - 50,442 votes
The PCC annual budget consultation referred to below is now closed. It is no longer possible to complete the survey.
“A safe and resilient Norfolk”
PCC launches annual budget consultation
Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner has launched his annual budget consultation setting out the challenges facing policing in the county and seeking residents’ views on how best to meet them.
During his fourth year of delivering his ambitious Police and Crime Plan for Norfolk PCC Lorne Green is now asking the public if they would be prepared to pay extra in a bid to build a safer and more resilient Norfolk – or prefer no rise at all.
The PCC is required by law to set the budget for Norfolk Constabulary and as part of this, decide how much the Norfolk public contributes to the policing element of Council Tax they pay. To inform this decision, each year Lorne has consulted with people across the county on whether or not this should increase.
This year’s consultation will run from
Monday 16 December until Friday 17 January 2020
and will see Lorne touring the county to seek the views of Norfolk residents.
(Note the shortage of time left before the consultation closes. The notification has been received only today - 7 January 2020)
“It is imperative to me I hear the views of as many Norfolk residents as I can to ensure I make a fully informed decision,” said Lorne.
“Every year, a large majority of the Norfolk public have supported an increase in the police precept to ensure the Norfolk Constabulary can continue to provide a high-quality service.
“Based on the needs set out by the Chief Constable for Norfolk and with the support of residents, I have previously continued to raise the police precept to invest in a number of areas identified as priorities by the Norfolk public.”
During his tenure, the PCC has previously invested in areas, including:
Increasing the number and visibility of uniformed officers – Norfolk now has 138 more officers as a result.
The roll-out of 21st century technology including drones, body-worn cameras and expansion of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology.
Policing and crime prevention in rural areas including introduction of Rural Crime Officers, increased Constabulary engagement with rural communities and the launch of the ‘Raise the Alarm’ campaign to reduce church lead thefts.
Tackling abuse through an increase in detectives and the creation of two new ‘Investigation Hubs’ in the county.
Increasing support for all victims, including services for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assaults.
“Looking ahead to the next five years, the risks in our communities and the pressures on Norfolk Constabulary will continue to be very challenging for the police and my office," added Lorne.
“The increase in some of the most abhorrent and harmful crimes, including domestic abuse, sex offences, child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation, has also left officers undertaking complex investigations on a frequent basis.
“This fundamentally changes how the police need to do their business and long-term steps to make our communities and future generations more resilient are necessary.
“Raising taxation is a decision no-one wants to take, particularly at a time when, for so many, incomes are stretched.
“However, we are faced with some stark choices and I need to fully understand how supportive you are of the different options available to keep Norfolk safe and build long-term resilience.”
Have your say
You can read the full consultation document and take the survey online by visiting
If you would prefer a hard copy of the consultation pack, these are available on request by
telephone to 01953 424455 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you require the consultation information in an alternative format, please get in touch with your request.
ELECTIONS WERE HELD ON THURSDAY 5TH. MAY 2016 TO ELECT THE NORFOLK POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER
LORNE GREEN WINS
Following the count of 2nd. preference votes, Lorne Green was elected to the post of Norfolk Police & Crime Commissioner for the next four years.
60,061 votes - Elected
THE COUNT OF FIRST PREFERENCE VOTES PRODUCED NO OVERALL WINNER; THAT IS THAT NO ONE CANDIDATE RECEIVED MORE THAN 50% OF THE VOTES CAST..
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCEDURES ADOPTED FOR THIS ELECTION,
FOUR OF THE CANDIDATES WERE ELIMINATED AND TWO CANDIDATES MOVED ON TO THE NEXT STAGE - COUNTING OF 2ND. PREFERENCE VOTES.
The following are the results of the FIRST PREFERENCE votes-
Stephen Bett - Independent - (Incumbent Commissioner)
25,527 votes - ELIMINATED
Lorne Green - Conservative
42,928 votes CONTINUES to 2nd. preference count.
Jacqueline Howe - Liberal Democrat
12,838 votes - ELIMINATED
Chris Jones - Labour
37,141 votes - CONTINUES to 2nd. preference count.
David Moreland - UKIP27,030 votes - ELIMINATED
Martin Schmierer - Green
9187 votes -ELIMINATED
More information about this on the Choose my PCC website
Police and Crime Commissioner - Annual Report - 2014/2015
Both current and previous Annual reports may be seen or downloaded in full here -
http://www.norfolk-pcc.gov.uk/police-and-crime/police-crime-plan - Scroll to the bottom of the page to find the link. The current document is in pdf format - 1.5 MB - 18 pages long.
You may request a copy of the annual report by
telephoning 01953 424455 or
See the Police and Crime Commissioner website for more about this.
POLICE AND CRIME PLAN
During the election campaign in 2012, the PCC made a ten point pledge to the electorate.
This pledge has been developed and is now published as the
Police and Crime Plan for Norfolk 2013 -2017.
This is described as a strategic document that sets out the main objectives for policing and criminal justice.
An updated version was published in January 2015. The document may be downloaded - pdf format - 2.1MB.- see link below
See the Police and Crime Commissioner website for more about this.
ELECTION RESULT - 2012
STEPHEN BETT - ELECTED
BY A MARGIN OF 3378 VOTES.
After the first round of counting the position was
Athill - 30,834 votes (31.7%)
Bett - 27,842 votes (28.6%)
Morphew - 21,456 votes (22%)
Smith - 9633 votes (9.9%)
Joyce - 7392 voteS (7.6%)
As there was no overall winner - that is no one candidate with more than 50% of the votes cast - the procedure moved to counting second preference votes.
Morphew, Smith and Joyce were eliminated and Athill and Bett continued in the race.
Eventually, the count showed that Stephen Bett carried the election, winning by a margin of 3378 votes.
In the county there were 100,408 votes cast, out of an electorate of 669,000.
On November 15th, 2012, for the first time, you will be able to vote for your local police and crime commissioner (PCC). This is a new role and the job of the PCC will be to oversee the police and ensure they prioritise what matters to you.
The candidates standing for the post in Norfolk are :-
Jamie ATHILL (The Conservative Party Candidate)
Stephen William BETT (Independent)
James Michael JOYCE (Liberal Democrat)
Steve MORPHEW (Labour Party Candidate)
Matthew James SMITH (UKIP)
In late October, every household in England and Wales (excluding London) will receive a booklet explaining more about these elections and how to fill in your ballot paper. You can also download the information booklet here.
What is a police and crime commissioner?
A police and crime commissioner (PCC) is independent and will be elected to oversee how crime will be tackled in your police force area.
Their aim will be to cut crime and to ensure your police force is effective. They will bring more of a public voice to policing and they will do this by:
regularly engaging and meeting with the public to help set police and crime plans;
ensuring the police force budget is spent where it matters most; and
appointing the chief constable, and (if necessary) dismissing them if they have not performed well.
The PCC will not 'run' the police force. Chief constables will continue to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the police force, but they will be accountable to the public via PCCs.
Further information about the elections may be seen by clicking here