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PCC

As the PCC I have a number of statutory responsibilities which include:

  • Holding the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of  policing in Essex
  • Setting and updating of a four  year Police and Crime Plan
  • Setting the force budget and council tax contribution to policing (precept)
  • Regularly engaging with the public and communities
  • Allocating grants through the Community Safety Development Fund and commissioning support services for victims
  • Appointing the Chief Constable
  • My role is broader than policing responsibilities, with a duty to bring together community safety partners to reduce crime and support victims across Essex.
  • The full Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 can be located by clicking here.
Salary: £85,000 pa

Roger Hirst

Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex

Roger Hirst was a Cabinet Member for Essex County Council, and Deputy Leader of Brentwood Borough Council, until he stood down to focus on the PCC campaign. He has over thirty years experience as a leading financial analyst in the City, having run the European investment research divisions of a major UK European and US international banks. Experience specifically relevant to the role of PCC includes:

  • Lead member for Essex County’s Council’s Safer Communities Strategy;
  • Successful track record on dealing with Gypsy and Traveller issues together with the police and local partners;
  • Effective political campaigner with the skills to help the police communicate better with communities and local government leaders;
  • Significant business experience playing a critical role in running and shaping a major client-facing organisation.

Roger said: “This knowledge will, I believe, enable me to help the Police prioritise and manage the demands on their resources, and lead to more effective and efficient policing in Essex.

“With continuing pressure on public sector finances, the Police will need to perform, and deliver more with less over the next few years. I enjoy a proven talent for effective organisation: I have helped deliver substantial efficiency savings in the last six years in the public sector. In the private sector I have transformed organisations for the better. Innovative thinking, leadership and ability to inspire are the three qualities I would bring to the role of PCC.

“For me, safe and secure communities are the bedrock on which we build success and prosperity. Good policing means our residents feel secure and safe in their homes and on Essex streets.”

Outside of work Roger loves being out with his two black labradors – but at home, it is his daughter’s cat which rules the roost.

Roger Hirst

Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex

As the PCC I have a number of statutory responsibilities which include:

  • Holding the Chief Constable to account for the delivery of  policing in Essex
  • Setting and updating of a four  year Police and Crime Plan
  • Setting the force budget and council tax contribution to policing (precept)
  • Regularly engaging with the public and communities
  • Allocating grants through the Community Safety Development Fund and commissioning support services for victims
  • Appointing the Chief Constable
  • My role is broader than policing responsibilities, with a duty to bring together community safety partners to reduce crime and support victims across Essex.
  • The full Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 can be located by clicking here.
Salary: £85,000 pa

Roger Hirst was a Cabinet Member for Essex County Council, and Deputy Leader of Brentwood Borough Council, until he stood down to focus on the PCC campaign. He has over thirty years experience as a leading financial analyst in the City, having run the European investment research divisions of a major UK European and US international banks. Experience specifically relevant to the role of PCC includes:

  • Lead member for Essex County’s Council’s Safer Communities Strategy;
  • Successful track record on dealing with Gypsy and Traveller issues together with the police and local partners;
  • Effective political campaigner with the skills to help the police communicate better with communities and local government leaders;
  • Significant business experience playing a critical role in running and shaping a major client-facing organisation.

Roger said: “This knowledge will, I believe, enable me to help the Police prioritise and manage the demands on their resources, and lead to more effective and efficient policing in Essex.

“With continuing pressure on public sector finances, the Police will need to perform, and deliver more with less over the next few years. I enjoy a proven talent for effective organisation: I have helped deliver substantial efficiency savings in the last six years in the public sector. In the private sector I have transformed organisations for the better. Innovative thinking, leadership and ability to inspire are the three qualities I would bring to the role of PCC.

“For me, safe and secure communities are the bedrock on which we build success and prosperity. Good policing means our residents feel secure and safe in their homes and on Essex streets.”

Outside of work Roger loves being out with his two black labradors – but at home, it is his daughter’s cat which rules the roost.

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Jane Gardner

Deputy Police & Crime Commissioner

As the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, I will support the PCC in his role and responsibilities, delivering against the vision and priorities set out in the Police and Crime Plan.

I will support the PCC in the development of policy and strategy regarding policing, crime and victims of crime, helping to identify and deliver solutions for the challenges faced by Essex, building ever stronger bonds with local authorities, the voluntary sector and the people of Essex. I intend to work closely with local people and with key local agencies to help develop and deliver strong and safe communities, and ensure everyone feels they can contribute to identifying, developing and delivering local solutions.

I will help the PCC maintain an effective and efficient police service whilst at the same time developing the delivery of an ambitious programme of police transformation, which will include greater collaboration with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

I will support the PCC in his programme of engagement, meeting with the public of Essex to listen to their views and to respond to their concerns.

As a lifelong resident of Essex, I feel hugely proud and very privileged to serve as the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner. I will bring all my energy and experience to this role having worked with communities across Essex for many years for the County Council and through my seven years’ experience as a serving Special Constable with Essex Police.

This is a very exciting and immensely challenging time in the history of policing. The Police and Crime Plan we help us all understand our individual and collective responsibilities and the part we can all play in ensuring Essex remains a great place in which to live and work.

Salary: £60,000
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Susannah Hancock

Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer
  • Leading and directing all staff of the PCC’s office with the exception of the s151 Monitoring Officer as per the legislation
  • Guiding and managing the PCC office’s business to achieves its objectives, engage fully with Essex Police, local and national partners
  • Responsible for ensuring that the PCC’s budget in excess of £260 million is properly and effectively used
  • Responsible for the management of the PCC’s budget of £1.15 million
  • To manage and oversee the OPCC functions of commissioning, performance and scrutiny, and public engagement.

I am also the Monitoring Officer, with three main roles:

  • Report on matters she believes are, or are likely to be, illegal or amount to maladministration
  • Responsible for matters relating to the conduct of the PCC
  • Responsible for the operation of the PCC’s constitution
Salary: £90, 414 pa
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Charles Garbett

Treasurer

My responsibilities as the Treasurer are to:

  • Maintain the Police and Crime Commissioner’s financial integrity
  • Advise the PCC on financial policy and strategy
  • Perform the statutory duties of the Chief Financial Officer, including acting as Section 151 officer and ensure proper financial administration
  • Ensure a sound framework for the management and administration of the PCC’s financial affairs is in place so that the PCC’s resources are effectively and efficiently managed in accordance with the legislative requirements and good practice
  • Oversee annually the revenue budget, capital programme and council tax proposals for the PCC to approve
  • Ensure production of the PCC’s annual statement of accounts in a timely manner
  • Ensure an effective Internal Audit service exists to evaluate and report on the adequacy of internal control
Salary: £77,967 pa
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CONTACT THE PCC.

PCC for Essex, Kelvedon Park, London Road, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB
01245 291600

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