Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has responsibility to ensure the area in which they are elected has an efficient and effective Police Force.
The functions the PCC must carry out by law are largely governed by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, the Police Act and other legislation. The responsibilities include:
- Setting objectives for tackling crime and disorder via the Police and Crime Plan
- Setting Norfolk’s policing priorities and monitoring performance against these priorities
- Setting the policing budget for the County and determine how much the public need to contribute via Council Tax and scrutinising how the police use their budget against the policing priorities
- Bringing together Norfolk’s community safety and criminal justice partners to make sure local priorities are joined up
- Commissioning services which contribute to the objectives in the Police and Crime Plan
- Providing support services for victims and witnesses of crime
- Getting communities involved in keeping Norfolk safe and being the voice of the people when it comes to policing and criminal justice
About Lorne Green
Norfolk elected Lorne Green as its Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) on 5 May 2016.
In the PCC election held on 5 May 2016, Lorne received 60,061 votes (including second preference votes). He stood as the Conservative candidate, alongside candidates from Labour, the Liberal Democrats, UKIP, the Green Party and an independent.
Lorne served for thirty years as a diplomat in some of the most troubled parts of the world including in war zones in Europe and South Asia. He was in charge of the Canadian Embassy in the former Yugoslavia during a period of conflict in the 1990s and previously served in Pakistan during a war with India.
When he retired from the diplomatic service he became Secretary General of the World Nuclear Transport Institute in London for a further eleven years.
Although Canadian by background, Lorne is a British citizen and whilst often serving overseas, he has maintained a home in West Norfolk for more than thirty years. He and his wife, Valerie, were married in Snettisham near Hunstanton over forty years ago and two of their three children were born in the county.
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