Time to hit polling stations to elect cops chief

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ELECTIONS for Nottinghamshire’s first ever Police and Crime Commissioner are taking place next Thursday (15th November).

The role replaces the existing Police Authority and means one person will be directly responsible for overseeing the county’s police force and making key decisions about policing in the area.

According to the Home Office website, PCCs will ‘ensure the policing needs of their communities are met as effectively as possible, bringing communities closer to the police, building confidence in the system and restoring trust’.

But the creation of the role has been controversial, with many people coming forward to criticise the politicising of the police force. Turnout for the election is expected to be low.

We have asked the four candidates in Nottinghamshire to try to win your vote by putting together a statement detailing why you should vote for them and what they will do for you if elected.