On the 15 November 2012, John Dwyer was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Cheshire.
Role of the PCC
The Police & Crime Commissioner, or PCC, is responsible for holding the Chief Constable to account on behalf of the people of Cheshire.
The PCC will maintain an effective and efficient police service. His draft, Police & Crime Plan for 2014-2016, can be viewed here.
Other duties include:
Appoint and, if necessary, dismiss the Chief Constable; Set policing priorities and produce an Annual Plan; Set the annual police budget and council tax precept; Publish an annual report and accounts; Consult and involve the public.
Biography John Dwyer's background is policing and public service. A former Assistant Chief Constable and was a cabinet member for three years on Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council until it became a part of Cheshire East in 2009.
He says, Cheshire is already a fantastic place to live. Its low crime rate has much to do with our excellent police force working hand in hand with enthusiastic residents and local agencies. But we must not rest on our laurels. Success lies in further freeing officers to do what they do best — policing.
His vision is to make Cheshire an even safer place to live.