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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.


 Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer for the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Pippa Brent-Isherwood

Pippa Brent-Isherwood runs the office of the Police, Fire & Crime Commissioner and is also the Monitoring Officer for the OPFCC. Her experience in developing public policy, improving services for vulnerable people, engaging with the public, creating multi-disciplinary teams and her direction of a wide range of front line and back office services is invaluable in helping to implement the priorities the people of Essex want to see delivered by both their police force and fire and rescue service.

Pippa joined the team from the London Borough of Havering, which, under her guidance, became one of the first authorities in the country to integrate adult safeguarding into a hub which brought all safeguarding services under a single umbrella.

Pippa has 13 years’ experience as a senior leader in local authorities across Hertfordshire, Essex and London and a proven track record of listening to and learning from local communities so they have the tools and opportunities to make positive changes in their neighbourhoods.

She said: “I am delighted to join Roger’s team, especially at such a key time when we’ll soon be working with a new Chief Constable at Essex Police and as we embark on creating the new Fire & Rescue Plan in conjunction with the Chief Fire Officer, Jo Turton, following our engagement with the public.

“Roger’s office already supports many local projects to improve the lives of individual communities and help keep people safe. As I have an extensive background in this area, I look forward to helping to increase our reach to more people who would really benefit and to introducing more partnership working to increase efficiency and effectiveness.”

The Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer’s salary is £91,320 pa


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

Responsible for:

  • maintaining the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s financial integrity
  • advising the PFCC on financial policy and strategy
  • performing the statutory duties of the Chief Financial Officer, including acting as Section 151 officer and ensure proper financial administration
  • ensuring 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
  • overseeing annually the revenue budget, capital programme and council tax proposals for the PFCC to approve
  • ensuring production of the PFCC’s annual statement of accounts in a timely manner
  • ensuring 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




OPFCC Structure Chart

Currently, the OPFCC contains 21 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
 21  17  4  6  17  4  0  1

(Updated 02.10.2018)


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

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