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Within the Commissioner’s team are the following departments:

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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Deputy Chief Executive

Deputy Chief Executive

The post of Deputy Chief Executive is currently vacant.

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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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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Maria Willmott

Personal Assistant to the PCC

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

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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Rachael Thorold

PERSONAL ASSISTANT TO THE DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE, Treasurer AND COMMISSIONING MANAGER

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

Claire Richardson

Commissioning Manager

Claire manages the commissioning team, who are responsible for ensuring there are enough victim services for those who need support, and there are early intervention programmes in place to prevent crime from happening. They also ensure there are services that…

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Helen Davies

Commissioning Officer

Helen is responsible for areas such as child criminal and sexual exploitation, water safety and serious organised crime.

Megan Harris

Commissioning Officer

Megan is part of the commissioning team, who are responsible for ensuring there are enough victim services for those who need support, and there are early intervention programmes in place to prevent crime from happening.

Deb Rood

Commissioning Assistant

Deb is responsible for areas such as road safety, rural and business crime, community safety partnerships (CSPs) and acquisitive crime.

Angie Rich

Sexual Violence Portfolio lead

Angie is the commissioning’s team lead on Sexual Violence and works closely with partners to improve services for victims. 

Jackie Irvin

Senior Policy Manager

Jackie manages the policy team, who are responsible for supporting the PCC and his team with performance, scrutiny and policy advice and for the running of the Independent Custody Visitor Scheme.

Chris Jensen

Criminal Justice Policy Manager

Chris leads on policy areas relating to Criminal Justice.

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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Natasha Noorbakhsh

Policy Officer

Natasha leads on policy areas including standards and ethics, serious organised crime and the workforce.

Charity Pearce

Policy Assistant

Charity leads on policy areas including road safety, performance and domestic abuse.

Alfie Bates

Policy and Commissioning Intern

Alfie is the Policy and Commissioning Intern and works with both teams to monitor performance within the force and oversee grants applications for a range of partners.

Lizi Platts

Communications and Engagement Manager

Lizi is responsible for managing and leading the Communications and Engagement 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 a voice and an…

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Sarah-Jane Morgan

Communications and Engagement Officer

Sarah-Jane is responsible for communications, engagements and campaigns on subjects such as rural and business crime, cyber-crime, and water safety

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James Hatherill

Communications and Engagement Officer

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

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Caroline Schubert

Estates Communications Officer

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

Tracey Freeman

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…

Amy Miles

Digital Media 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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Teresa Babbington

Finance Officer

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

Beth Witts

Finance Officer

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