Our Chief Executive will be new Chief Executive of the APCC
Susannah Hancock, the Chief Executive of the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC).
The APCC is the national body supporting Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), and other local policing bodies across England and Wales, to provide national leadership and influence change in the policing and criminal justice landscape.
Susannah has served as Chief Executive for the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner since 2013. Most recently her role included overseeing and managing the delivery of the Essex Commissioner being the first PCC to take on the governance of the fire and rescue service.
Previously Susannah was Assistant Chief Executive at Victim Support and the National Head of Performance at the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.
Susannah Hancock said: “I am delighted to have been appointed Chief Executive, APCC.
“This is an exciting time for Police and Crime Commissioners. I am very much looking forward to working with the APCC Board, PCC membership and the secretariat to help drive and deliver positive change for PCCs and their local communities”
Roger Hirst, the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex congratulated Susannah on her appointment.
He said: “It has been a real pleasure working with Susannah over the last two years. Her commitment, tenacity and drive have been hugely valuable and she has demonstrated strong leadership throughout her time with us. In particular her role establishing the office after the first PCC elections in 2012 and then supporting the move to our joint governance arrangement with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service, which was introduced last year, have made a lasting impact. We wish her well in her new role.”
APCC Chair, David Lloyd PCC said:
“We are delighted that Susannah will take on this role at a hugely important time for Police and Crime Commissioners, community safety and criminal justice. Susannah was an outstanding candidate and she will bring with her significant knowledge and experience of leading a Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s office, alongside her experience in victim, public safety and criminal justice organisations.
“Since their introduction over five years ago, PCCs have helped to shape government policy and Susannah’s leadership will ensure the APCC maintains its influence.
“I very much look forward to working closely with her.”