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Staffordshire Commissioner

The Staffordshire Commissioner is Matthew Ellis.

The Staffordshire Commissioner sets the annual budget for Staffordshire Police and holds the Chief Constable to account for delivering an effective and efficient police service.  logo

The Chief Constable is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Staffordshire Police but is accountable to the public through your Commissioner.

The Commissioner responsible for setting out and delivering against a Police and Crime Plan, as well as appointing the Chief Constable.

The Commissioner also sets the part of the council tax that goes to policing, called the precept, aims to cut crime across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent and makes grants available for organisations including, but not limited to, Community Safety Partnerships.

The Commissioner represents all of those living in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent and assesses, supports and challenges the overall performance of Staffordshire Police against the priorities agreed within the Police and Crime Plan.

Finding out more about the Commissioner is the best way to help shape policing in your area and influence what the police will prioritise.

A Police and Crime Panel in Staffordshire assesses the performance of the Commissioner and look at their actions and decisions.

You can watch Police and Crime Panel meetings live, where the Panel asks the Commissioner questions, as well as putting questions from the public to the PCC. To watch a Police and Crime Panel meeting live or watch a Police and Crime Panel meeting after it has been held, go to Staffordshire Police and Crime Panel.

To find out more about the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Staffordshire, go to the website for the Office of the Commissioner for Staffordshire.

There are many ways that you can volunteer to help policing in Staffordshire and help the Office of the Commissioner shape policing for the future. To find out more about volunteering go to Make a Difference - Volunteer.