Elections for Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are scheduled to take place across England and Wales on Thursday 7 May 2020.

Votes are due to be counted on Monday 11 May 2020, with the successful candidate in Kent elected to a four-year term of office to start on Thursday 14 May.

The Kent PCC election will be managed by a Returning Officer. This will be a Monitoring Officer from a local district/borough council within Kent, appointed nearer to the election date.

The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner has no role in organising the election but documents and other information which may be of interest to candidates will be posted on this page.

For example, the national Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has created a webpage containing briefings for anyone considering standing in the elections.

The page includes documents containing information on subjects including:

  • The role and responsibilities of a PCC
  • Who can stand as a PCC election candidate
  • Police and Crime Panels
  • Independent Custody Visiting schemes
  • The pre-election period (purdah)

Candidates' briefing: Save the date

The OPCC, together with Kent Police, is arranging a briefing event for candidates standing in the 2020 PCC election. This will be held between 6pm and 8pm in Maidstone on Thursday 16 April.

Formal invitations to attend the event will be sent out to all candidates after the statement of persons nominated has been published on Thursday 9 April.