Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner support the PCC and Deputy PCC to successfully carry out their duties.

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.

Judi Banks

Principal Accountant (Deputy CFO)
0.7 f.t.e  

Gary Evans

Policy Development Officer (Policing and Performance)

Eddie Fitzpatrick                                         

Policy Development Officer

Paul Hammond

Chief Executive

Candy Heinrich

PR & Communications Officer

Jim Katouzian

Support Officer (Policy Development)


Governance Manager

Cameron Leitelmayer

Assistant Accountant – Apprentice

Shona Morrison

Policy Development Manager

Charlotte Roberts

Executive Assistant to the PCC

Amy Shearn
Principal Auditor
0.7 f.t.e 

Neil Shovell

Chief Internal Auditor

Colin Simpson

Senior Assistant Accountant (inc ICV Scheme)

Sarah Stokes
Support Officer (PR & Comms)
0.5 f.t.e       

Ian Thompson

Chief Finance Officer & Deputy Chief Executive

Wendy Walker

Policy Development Officer (Partnerships and Commissioning)

Vicki Waskett

Governance Officer

Lauren Knight

Admin Support Assistant


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’ 19 staff, 9 are women. One of our members of staff is 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



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