Rupert Matthews re-elected as Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland’s Police and Crime Commissioner

Rupert Matthews has been re-elected as Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

Speaking after the declaration Rupert Matthews said: “I am honoured to have been re-elected as Police and Crime Commissioner to serve our diverse community for the next four years.

“I now have been given the opportunity to complete and build upon my mandate to put the law abiding public first and protect victims of crime.

“I look forward to continuing to engage with those I am proud to represent each and every day.”

More information about Mr Matthews, including his Manifesto, can be found on his personal website at

The Commissioner will take up the role officially on 9 May 2024 to serve a four-year term until May 2028.

The role of the PCC

Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are elected representatives who oversee how crime is tackled in a police force area. Their aim is to cut crime and to ensure the police force is effective.

PCCs work with the police and other partners to cut crime, give the public a voice at the highest level, hold Chief Constables to account for performance and help restore trust and confidence.