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The following make up the Commissioner’s team:

Gareth Boulton

CHIEF EXECUTIVE AND MONITORING OFFICER

It is Gareth’s  responsibility to lead the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office and it’s function. He ensures that the Commissioners work is delivered as effectively and efficiently as possible, and is compliant with all the necessary laws and regulations.  His…

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Gareth Boulton

Keith Barham

Head of YJS

It is Keith’s responsibility to oversee the West Mercia Youth Justice Service.

Chris O’Hara

Head of Estates

Chris joined the team in 2019, bringing with him over 25 years’ experience of working in estates and facilities management in leisure, education, retail and corporate sectors. Chris has set up and now leads a team of over 50 professionals,…

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Chris O'Hara

Finance Team

Paul Benfield

Treasurer

The Treasurer is a statutory role and is the Section 151 officer for the PCC. Paul is the principal advisor to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) on the preparation of financial strategies. Ensuring that strategies and resources and implemented…

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Paul Benfield

Teresa Babbington

Finance Officer

The finance team manages the budget along with commissioning and organise and oversee grants for a range of partners.

Teresa Babbington

Beth Buswell

Finance Officer

The finance team manages the budget along with commissioning and organise and oversee grants for a range of partners.

Beth Buswell

Communications and Engagement Team

Lizi Platts

Head of Communications and Engagement

Lizi is responsible for the strategic oversight of the communications and engagement, plus the secretariat team. The team ensure communities are aware of what the Commissioner is doing and what decisions are being made. The team also ensure communities have…

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Lizi Platts

Sarah-Jane Morgan

Senior Communications and Engagement Officer

Sarah-Jane is responsible for the day to day running and management of the communications and engagement team. She leads on engagements and campaigns on subjects such as criminal justice, accessibility and visibility and serious violence.  

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Sarah-Jane Morgan

James Hatherill

Communications Officer

James is responsible for communications, engagements and campaigns on subjects such as domestic abuse, serious and sexual violence, road safety and stalking and harassment.

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James Haterhill

Caroline Schubert

Estates Communications Officer

Caroline is responsible for communications, engagements and campaigns on subjects related to estates.

Caroline Schubert

Amy Miles

Digital Communications and Engagement Assistant

Amy is responsible for ensuring communication from the Commissioner is shared with the appropriate audiences via the appropriate platform, and feedback is gathered.

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Amy Miles

Tracey Egerton

Casework Officer

Tracey is responsible for dealing with correspondence that come into the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. She triages cases and signposts to the appropriate department. She acts on behalf of the PCC to ensure appropriate exploration and responses…

Tracey Egerton

Maria Willmott

Personal Assistant to the PCC

Maria is responsible for managing the PCC’s engagements with the public and partners.

Maria Willmott

Alison Rixom

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO DPCC AND APCC’S

Alison is responsible for managing the diaries of the above individuals, as well as supporting with correspondence and meetings.

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Alison Rixom

Rachael Thorold

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE CEO, TREASURER AND HEAD OF POLICY AND COMMISSIONING

Rachael is responsible for managing the diaries of the above individuals, as well as supporting with correspondence and meetings.

Rachael Thorold

Policy and Commissioning Team

Claire Richardson

Head of Policy and Commissioning

Claire manages the commissioning team, who are responsible for commissioning a range of services to support victims, and reduce crime. These include a range of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention services. The team also seek to enhance the PCC commissioning…

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Claire Richardson

Helen Davies

Senior Commissioning Officer

Helen Davies

Natasha Noorbakhsh

Senior Policy Officer

Natasha Noorbakhsh

Megan Harris

Commissioning Officer

Megan Harris-Corbett

Deb Rood

Commissioning Assistant

Deb Rood

Angie Rich

Sexual Violence Portfolio lead

Angie Rich

Charity Pearce

Policy Officer

Charity Pearce

Chris Jensen

Policy Officer

Chris Jensen

Jen Humphries

ICV Coordinator

Jen’s main responsibility is to run the Commissioner’s Independent Custody Visitor’s (ICV) Scheme. Jen also provides administrative support to the Commissioner’s complaints review function.

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Jen Humphries

Thom Dancox

Policy and Commissioning Intern

Thom Dhancox