Avon and Somerset Police Authority is being replaced by Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner. This means this website will close on November 22 and will be archived by the British Library. The website for Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner will be www.avonandsomerset-pcc.gov.uk There will be information about Avon & Somerset Police & Crime Commissioner online from November 16.

On November 15, 2012, residents will have the chance to go to the polls to elect the first Police and Crime Commissioner to Avon and Somerset.

This influential figure will be responsible for overseeing the work of Avon and Somerset Police on behalf of residents.


FIND OUT who your local Police and Crime Commissioner candidates are at www.choosemypcc.org.uk


The Commissioner will directly replace Avon and Somerset Police Authority, the group of 17 councillors and independent members of the public that currently oversee Avon and Somerset Police. 


The Police Authority will continue to work as normal until the election, with the Policing Plan and budget for next year being set as before. The Authority’s support staff will be working over the next year to make the necessary arrangements to make the transition to the Police and Crime Commissioner as smooth as possible.

We will provide regular updates about the transition via this page, our website, twitter and the media.


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Find out more about:


PCCs role and responsibilities


Scrutiny of the PCC




Key stages over the next year


Voters can now find out all they need to know about each and every potential PCC at www.choosemypcc.org.uk

To receive information about candidates by post order online or call 0800 1 070708

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