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Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner support the PCC in his role.

A small OPCC staff provides support in a number of areas including strategic financial policy and planning, audit, performance monitoring and scrutiny, governance and compliance, service commissioning, grant funding and partnerships, communications and engagement, press and media and general administrative duties. 

The two statutory roles that every Police and Crime Commissioner must have are Chief Executive, Paul Hammond and Chief Finance Officer, (Treasurer) Ian Thompson.


  Paul Hammond

  Chief Executive & Monitoring Officer

  Ian Thompson

  Chief Finance Officer & Deputy Chief Executive

  Vicki Waskett

  Head of Governance and Compliance & Deputy Monitoring Officer


  Head of Partnerships and Community Safety


  Head of Victims Services


  Principal Accountant & Deputy CFO 

  Colin Simpson

  Senior Assistant Account

  Becky Collins

  Finance Assistant

  Neil Shovell

  Chief Internal Auditor

  Amy Shearn
  Principal Auditor
  Sierra Reid
  Complaints Review Manager

  Jim Katouzian (Acting)

  Governance Manager

  Vacant- temporarily

  ICVS Manager and Governance Officer

  Alysha Jhutti 

  Governance Support Officer

  Heather Sherkunov

  Communications and Engagement Manager

  Sarah Stokes
  Communications and Engagement Officer (Victims First Services)
  Ashley Sellwood
  Communications and Engagement Officer

  Cath Marriott

  Policy Officer (Partnerships and Performance)

  Gary Evans

  Policy Officer (Policing and Performance)

  Wendy Walker

  Policy Officer (Partnerships and Commissioning)

  Candy Heinrich

  Policy Officer (Partnerships and Commissioning)

  Holly Turner

  Business Change Project Manager

  Charlotte Roberts

  Executive Assistant to the PCC & DPCC

  Eddie Fitzpatrick

  Victims First Hub Manager

  Nazia Ahmed

  Victims First Team Leader

  Rebecca Joules 

  Victims First Officer

  Janet Jones

  Victims First Officer

  Sarah Swell

  Victims First Officer


  Victims First Officer

  Michelle Richards

  Victims First Officer

  Chloe Carter (currently on 2 year secondment)

  Victims First Officer

  Lydia Barmpa (2 year contract)

  Victims First Officer

  Natalie Wong

  Victims First Officer

  Jay Ellams

  Victims First Officer

  Daniel Spencer

  Victims First Officer

  Lesley Gorman 

  Victims First Officer

  Edward Hammett

  Data Quality Officer


  Data Analyst


Please Note:  In addition, the Office of the PCC will continue to receive general business support services and specialist professional advice and support provided by staff located within Thames Valley Police and employed by the Chief Constable.  These services are being provided under section 2(5) and paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 2 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011


View the staff structure of the OPCC.

Find out the salaries of the senior employees of the OPCC and the PCC.

Of the OPCCS’ 32 staff, 21 are women. Four of our members of staff are from an ethnic minority. One of our members of staff has a disability.

The Office of the PCC also runs the Independent Custody Visitor Scheme to find out more visit our Custody Visiting page.

If you would like to contact the office you can do so by visiting our Getting in touch page.