In North Yorkshire Julia Mulligan (Conservative) is the current postholder, due to Covid-19 Julia’s term of office ends in May 2021. Philip Allott has been selected to fight the election as the Conservative Candidate to replace Julia. The next election is on Thursday May 6 2021.
The role of the PFCC is to be the voice of the people and hold the police and fire service to account.
PFCCs aim to cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police and fire service in their elected area. PFCCs are elected by the public to hold Chief Constables and their local police force to account, effectively making the police answerable to the communities they serve.
A key part of the role involves improving local relationships through building confidence and restoring trust. The PFCC works in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach to preventing and reducing crime and fire risks.
This includes setting the police and crime objectives for their area through a police and crime plan; agreeing North Yorkshire Police’s budget and determining the Council tax precept for policing; appointing the Chief Constable, holding them to account for running the force, and if necessary, dismissing them. The role also involves bringing together community safety and criminal justice partners, to make sure local priorities are joined up.
For the fire service this involves putting in place arrangements to deliver an efficient and effective fire and rescue service; setting the fire and rescue objectives for their area through a fire and rescue plan; appointing the Chief Fire Officer, holding them to account for delivery of objectives, and if necessary, dismissing them; and setting the service budget and determining the Council tax precept for the fire service.