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Staff Structure

Police and Crime Commissioner and Staff

Roger Hirst
Police and Crime Commissioner

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex
3 Hoffmanns Way
Essex Police CM1 1GU
Salary: £85,000 pa

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 Fund and commissioning services
  • 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.


Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

Jane Gardner

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex
3 Hoffmanns Way
Essex Police CM1 1GU


Susannah Hancock
Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer

Salary: £80,526

I am the Chief Executive and Chief of Staff for the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner. I’m responsible for leading and directing all staff of the PCC’s office.

My role provides leadership to the office to enable it to fulfil successfully statutory obligations including:

  • To guide and manage the PCC office’s business so that it achieves its objectives, engages fully with Essex Police and the local and national partners, continues to develop its role and delivers its statutory functions efficiently and effectively
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the PCC’s budget in excess of £260 million is properly and effectively used by the Chief Constable in furtherance of his statutory duties and the priorities of the PCC
  • To exercise direct responsibility 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 the specific duty to ensure that the PCC maintains the highest standards of conduct in all he does.

The Monitoring Officer’s three main roles are to:

  1. Report on matters she believes are, or are likely to be, illegal or amount to maladministration
  2. Be responsible for matters relating to the conduct of the PCC
  3. Be responsible for the operation of the PCC’s constitution

Charles Garbett
Treasurer (Part-time)

Salary: £54,035

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

Greg Myddelton
Assistant Director – Commissioning

My role is to ensure that the PCC has a strategic and transparent approach to the allocation of funds.  We must base our decisions on evidence and needs whilst demonstrating that we have invested wisely and show what outcomes have been delivered as a result of our decisions.  I also work with local partners such as local authorities and health colleagues to ensure that we commission in a joined-up and co-ordinated way to ensure the whole of the public sector is working together.

Abbey Gough
Financial Scrutiny Officer

Staff structure

A staff structure chart can be accessed at the link below:


PCC Staff

The make up of the staff who work for the PCC and Deputy PCC is depicted in the graph below:

OPCC Staff Table 160718

Whilst in the early stages of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, i.e. under the first Police and Crime Commissioner, we made use of Essex Police Officers and local authority secondment, now that the office is established we no longer use them.


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

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