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PFCC Announcement

Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Roger Hirst

“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.” Click here to read more.

Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

Jane Gardner

“As a lifelong resident of Essex, I feel hugely proud and very privileged to serve as the Deputy Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.” Click here to read more.

Susannah Hancock – Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer

  • Leading and directing all staff of the PFCC’s office with the exception of the Chief Financial Officer
  • Guiding and managing the PFCC office’s business to achieves its objectives, engage fully with Essex Police, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, local and national partners
  • Responsible for ensuring that the PFCC’s budget is properly and effectively used
  • Responsible for the management of the PFCC’s budget of £1.15 million
  • To manage and oversee the OPFCC functions of commissioning, performance and scrutiny, and public engagement.

The Monitoring Officer’s main roles include:

  • Lead on the promotion of good governance
  • Report on matters they believe are, or are likely to be, illegal or amount to maladministration
  • Responsible for matters relating to the conduct of the PFCC
  • Responsible for the operation of the PFCC’s constitution

Salary: £90, 414 pa

Charles Garbett – Treasurer and Chief Financial Office for the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner

  • Maintain the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s financial integrity
  • Advise the PFCC 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 PFCC’s financial affairs is in place so that the PFCC’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 PFCC to approve
  • Ensure production of the PFCC’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

Wider Management Team Positions

Assistant Director Commissioning- Greg Myddelton

Assistant Director Communications and Public Engagement – Darren Horsman

Head of Performance and Scrutiny Police – Anna Hook

Head of Performance and Scrutiny Fire – Anthony Maude


Office Structure

Currently, the OPFCC contains 16 staff. This figure includes two statutory posts – a Chief Executive and a Treasurer

Total Number of staff Permanent Staff Short term fixed contract Funded staff Female Male Disability  Ethnic Minority
 17  16  1  1  12  5  0  o


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

If your enquiry relates to operational policing or a crime please contact Essex Police here