Acceptance of Office
The Declaration of Acceptance of Office by the Commissioner allows them to set out publicly their commitment to tackling their new role with integrity. It echoes the commitment police officers make to serve every member of the public impartially.
Declaration of Acceptance of Office
"I Sue Mountstevens of North Somerset do hereby declare that I accept the office of Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset.
In making this declaration, I solemnly and sincerely promise that during my term of office:
I will serve all the people of Avon and Somerset in the office of Police and Crime Commissioner.
I will act with integrity and diligence in my role and, to the best of my ability,
will execute the duties of my office to ensure that the police are able to cut crime and protect the public.
I will give a voice to the public, especially victims of crime, and work with other
services to ensure the safety of the community and effective criminal justice.
I will take all steps within my power to ensure transparency of my decisions,
so that I may be properly held to account by the public.
I will not interfere with the operational independence of police officers.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens with Dr Jo Farrar OBE, the Police Area Returning Officer