Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected every four years. The last election was in May 2016 and the next election will be on Thursday 7 May 2020.
To read about the roles and responsibilities of a PCC please visit the Home Office website.
The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has also created a briefing for candidates and prospective candidates.
This short video, produced by the APCC, explains how the public can have their say about who their local PCC is.
To read more about election guidance for PCC candidates and their agents, including qualifications for standing as a candidate, please visit the Electoral Commission website.
This page will be updated as guidance becomes available for 2020.