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Meet the Commissioner’s team

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s team is made up of a small selection of experienced people. The team is led by the Chief Executive. The people who work with the Commissioner include experts in areas such as policy, scrutiny, commissioning, estates management and communications and engagement.

About the Commissioner’s team

The people working in the Commissioner’s office are not political. They work to support the Commissioner and provide expertise in various areas.

The team’s mission is to provide high calibre support to the Commissioner to assist in effectively delivering the PCC’s functions.  You can see who the senior leaders are within the OPCC further down this page.

The team works to the following principles:

  • the team is the Commissioner’s team: it succeeds if the PCC does
  • the team provides high quality support
  • the team gives informed advice when asked and needed
  • the team does not have a political view

It also conducts its business and communications in accordance with the systems and protocols agreed with the Commissioner.



For all our job opportunities, please visit our vacancies page.

Chief Executive Officer
Jason Kenny
Chief Executive

Chief Executive for the Police and Crime Commissioner's Office

Every Police and Crime Commissioner must have a Chief Executive, who will also act as the Monitoring Officer. The Chief Executive will work with the Commissioner to enable delivery of their vision, strategy and identified priorities.

They will also:

  • Ensure effective operational and strategic leadership of the Commissioner's office through ongoing management and engagement
  • Facilitate the accurate and appropriate scrutiny of the Police Force's activities
  • Support and advise the Commissioner in delivering their manifesto, as expressed through the Police and Crime Plan, statutory duties and responsibilities
  • Fulfil the statutory functions of the Head of Paid Service and Monitoring Officer, which is to draw the Commissioner’s attention to any actual or possible contravention of law, maladministration or injustice

Salary: £92,000

OPCC Senior Leadership Team

Kate Gunson
Head of Criminal Justice, Commissioning and Partnerships
Head of Estates and Facilities Management
Richard Croucher
Chief Finance Officer

Information about the office

As at 31 March 2022, there are 44.7 FTE members of staff in the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (this figure excludes the PCC and any DPCC appointed). This figure includes those working on the OPCC Estate strategy. The programme gives rise to no additional cost to the public as funding (including the funding of salary costs) is achieved by reinvesting capital from sale of buildings that are no longer required and through more efficient usage of the remaining estate. In addition, it achieves a reduction in the total running cost of the police estate - money that will be put back into front-line policing.

  • The gender breakdown of the PCC's team is 74% female and 26% male
  • To the knowledge of the PCC's team, 20% of staff members have an ethnic background that is not White British
  • To the knowledge of the PCC's team, 11% of staff members have declared that they consider themselves to have a disability

Information about arrangements the PCC has to make use of the staff of the chief constable or a local authority can be found on the Commissioner's salary and expenses page.

Information about the structure of the office can be found here. Detailed information, as required by government, can be found on the Specified Information Order page.

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner Register of Gifts and Hospitality

The Register is reviewed every month and details are posted on the register of Gifts and Hospitality.