Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC)
Former MP Paddy Tipping was elected as Nottinghamshire’s first Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in November 2012 and re-elected with an overwhelming majority in May 2016.
As PCC he is responsible, in consultation with the Chief Constable, for setting the police budget and designing the Police and Crime Plan, which sets the direction for police service delivery in Nottinghamshire. He also consults with local people to make sure their views are reflected in the way policing is provided and has the power to hire and fire the chief constable.
Keeping fit is really important to Paddy personally and being out in the fresh air gives him a chance to think.
He also finds spending time with his daughters and four young grandchildren is always a joy – although the young ones are all very early risers!