Response to the petition on the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner


Nick Alston, Chairman of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: 

“Child sexual abuse is a horrific crime and Police and Crime Commissioners work closely with Chief Constables to support their efforts to bring offenders to justice.

“The APCC has no powers to sack a Police and Crime Commissioner.

“Police and Crime Panels have the power to suspend a Police and Crime Commissioner only if they have been charged with an offence that carries a maximum term of imprisonment exceeding two years.

“As you would expect in a democracy, ultimately the public has the power to sack their Police and Crime Commissioner at the ballot box.”



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