In our November edition, we profiled the various candidates standing for the role, who come from a diverse array of backgrounds. News team member Steve Mathieson has included a copy of this profile on his own website.
You have to be on the electoral register to vote, and should have received a voting card. Chippy residents can vote at the Town Hall on 15 November between 7am and 10pm, or by post. Statements from each of the candidates are available to read via http://www.choosemypcc.org.uk/.
Thames Valley Police is the largest non-metropolitan force in the country, covering nearly 2.3m people in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire, and spending £371m this financial year. Our commissioner will be paid £85,000 annually, his or her role being to decide how crime is tackled in the three counties and to make the police accountable to the people they serve.
You can read more about the role of Police and Crime Commissioner at the Thames Valley Police website.