Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have been elected by the public to hold Chief Constables to account, effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.

PCCs ensure local police meet the needs of the community and improve local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust. They work in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime.

The current PCC for Devon and Cornwall is Alison Hernandez. She was elected on 5 May 2016. For more information visit the PCC for Devon and Cornwall website.

The next Police and Crime Commissioner elections will take place in May 2020.

Details of past election results are available below: