Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Elections

The first Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the Sussex area was elected in 2012. The Commissioner is responsible for overseeing the Chief Constable and holding the police force to account. The PCC’s responsibilities include:

  • Appointing the chief constable and holding them to account
  • Setting the police objectives and priorities in conjunction with the chief constable
  • Setting the force budgets and the police precept for council tax
  • Working with partners to fund community safety activity to tackle crime and disorder

For more detailed information about the role, please visit the Sussex PCC website.  

In light of the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, the government have taken the decision to postpone the Police and Crime Commissioner election until Thursday 6 May 2021, this will now be combined with the West Sussex County Council elections taking place next year.

The next scheduled Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections for England and Wales will be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. The electoral area for Sussex includes all 13 local authorities in East and West Sussex, including Brighton and Hove. The administration of the election for the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner will be coordinated by Geoff Raw, Sussex Police Area Returning Officer (PARO) at Brighton & Hove City CouncilNigel Lynn will act as Local Returning Officer for the Arun District, responsible for organising the poll, absent vote processes and the counting of votes.

Election Information

Information for Candidates & Agents

For information on this election please visit the Brighton & Hove elections page.

How do I find my polling station?

We now have an interactive tool to help residents find their polling station.  Please visit our Find my Polling Station page

Postal Votes

Watch a video on how to complete your postal vote

Previous Election Results

Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner Elections 2016

The overall Sussex result is recorded in the PCC Sussex Certificate of Result 050516 [pdf] 9KB document. The turnout for the whole of Sussex was 23.14%. The turnout in Arun was 19.92%

The following notices show specific details about the Arun part of the vote.

Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Elections 2012