Police, fire and crime commissioner (PFCC)

Under powers in the Policing and Crime Act 2017, a police and crime commissioner can also be responsible for their local fire and rescue service.

In addition to their responsibilities in their police area, police, fire and crime commissioners:

  • set the fire and rescue objectives for their area;
  • are responsible for the fire and rescue service budget; and
  • appoint and dismiss the chief fire officer.
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