Introducing the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire.
The staff structure of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner can found on the Office Structure page.
In the interests of public transparency the Commissioner's website publishes and regularly updates any expenses claimed, declarations made by the Police and Crime Commissioner or Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner as well as publishing any offers of gifts or hospitality. This information can be found on the Finance and Grants Page.
To contact the office or any of the staff visit our Contact Us page.
The Commissioner - Hardyal Dhindsa (Salary £76,500)
The Commissioner sets the priorities for policing in the county. These will respond to the needs and expectations of communities. He will also ensure that the necessary resources are available to address local and national priorities when he sets the budget, and will assess the Force's performance.
The Deputy Commissioner - Kevin Gillott (Salary £57,375)
The Deputy Commissioner provides support to the Commissioner to fulfil his manifesto and election pledges.
Chief Executive - David Peet (Salary £79,698)
David has overall responsibility for the work of the Executive Team. This includes governance, scrutiny and community engagement. He also has a monitoring role with regard to standards and promoting effective partnership working with the Chief Constable and other bodies.
Chief Finance Officer - Andrew Dale (Salary £78,042)
Andrew is the Police and Crime Commissioner's statutory finance officer with overall responsibility for the administration of the Commissioner's financial affairs.
His work includes advising the Commissioner on budget matters, spending and commissioning and risk management.
Head of Compliance - Marie Romano
Takes on and leads compliance related matters, including the delivery of the Commissioner’s statutory responsibilities for complaints, discipline and professional standards and ensuring compliance with legislation on information management. The Head of Compliance also oversees the case management of public contact and correspondence coming into the Commissioner’s office.
Marie works full time.
Head of Operations - Joseph Rhodes-Orwin
As the Head of Operations, Joseph provides policy support to the Police and Crime Commissioner by carrying out research and advising on, and developing, policies to support the delivery of the Commissioner's Police and Crime Plan. Joseph also oversees the consultation and engagement strategy which is in place to meet the Commissioner's statutory responsibility.
Joseph works full time.
Head of Commissioning - Dawn Robinson
The Head of Commissioning will ensure that the strategic, operational and day-to-day delivery of the development, implementation and evaluation of the PCC’s commissioning responsibilities are delivered.
Dawn works full time.
Executive Assistant to the Police and Crime Commissioner - Janice Kennedy
The Executive Assistant provides support to the Commissioner managing his diary committments, and his conference and travel arrangements. They are the first point of contact for Commissioner telephone enquiries and provides secretarial, typing and administrative support.
Janice works full time.
Executive Assistant to the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer - Dawn Brown
Dawn provides support to the Deputy Commissioner, the Chief Executive and the Chief Finance Officer. This includes managing their diary committments, and their conference and travel arrangements. She is the first point of contact for their telephone enquiries and provides secretarial, typing and administrative support to them.
Dawn works full time.
Commissioning and Grants Officer - Sarah Greensmith
The Commissioning and Grants Officer supports the Commissioner in carrying out their statutory duties by providing support in the administration of all aspects of management of the Commissioner’s grants that contribute to achieving his Police and Crime Plan. Additionally, Sarah assists in the commissioning of support services to victims' of crime who reside in Derbyshire.
Sarah works 4 days per week, normal working days Monday - Thursday.
Finance and Commissioning Support Officer - Jack Foster
Jack provides administrative support to the Finance and Commissioning team.
Jack works full time.
Community Engagement Officer - Paula Painter
Paula supports the Commissioner in carrying out his statutory duties in the area of Citizen Focus and partnership engagement, and also assists on the preparation and delivery of the Commissioner's consultation and engagement programme .
Paula works full time.
Meetings and Records Officer - Liz Kelly
Liz administrates the Strategic Priorities Assurance Board (formally Strategic Governance Board) and the Joint, Audit, Risk and Assurance Committee, ensuring their reports are distributed as required, attending the meetings, taking the minutes and recording any significant decisions. Liz uploads these onto the website for public information.
Liz is also the Scheme Manager for the Independent Custody Visiting and Police Dog Welfare Schemes, and as the contact for Freedom of Information requests made to the OPCC.
Liz works 26 hours per week, worked flexibly over the week to meet business demands.
Administrative and Casework Assistant - Wendy Randall
Wendy supports the work of the Commissioner by provision of administrative support to the Commissioner and the Head of Compliance within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.
She is also responsible for the administration of the Commissioner's casework system and assisting in the organisation of Police Appeals Tribunals.
Wendy works full time.
Research Placement - Emily Wakeland
The Research Placement provides a research service to the Police and Crime Commissioner, looking into current issues in Policing and Criminal Justice and providing the Commissioner with written and oral briefings on the findings of the research.
Emily works full time.
Projects Officer - Tracey Barks
Tracey co-ordinates and drives discrete projects that result from the PCCs rolling Summit Programme and any other agreed projects. This will include working with the PCC/DPCC to defined the outcomes required, identifying key stakeholders, developing action plans for delivering against agreed outcomes and regular reporting to the PCC on progress.
Tracey works full time between Tuesday and Friday.
The Performance Officer assists the Commissioner in his role to progress the 15 strategic risks and threats identified by the Constabulary and partners at the annual Risk, Harm and Threat seminar, and monitors the Constabulary's performance in other key areas.
The Performance Officer works 15 hours per week, worked flexibly over the week to meet business demands.
Digital Engagement Officer - Tim Parkin
Tim merges new digital communication media and traditional communication methods to better engage with the varied communities of Derbyshire to allow a two way dialogue between the PCC and the people.
Tim works full time.
Engagement Co-ordinator - Gill Quayle
To take the lead role in ensuring the delivery of the Commissioner’s statutory responsibilities for consultation & engagement.
Gill works full time.
Policy & Partnerships Officer - Jennifer Connolly-Thompson
Considering the implications of policy decisions taken at National level, the Policy and Partnerships Officer provides policy research, advice and guidance to the Commissioner and takes a lead on developing the understanding of the local partnership landscape. Jennifer brings these together to support the delivery of the Commissioner’s elected mandate and statutory responsibilities.
Jennifer works full time.
Apprentice - Joshua Mycroft
The Apprentice carries out general office and administrative duties whilst studying to complete an NVQ in Business Administration.
Joshua works full time
The staff structure of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner can found on our Office Structure page.
The Register of Discloseable Interests and Hospitality Gifts signed by the Commissioner can be accessed on the Policies, Procedures and Guidance Documents Page.
The Register of Discloseable Interests and Hospitality Gifts signed by the Deputy Commissioner can be accessed on the Policies, Procedures and Guidance Documents page.
The Code of Conduct signed by the Police and Crime Commissioner can be accessed on the Policies, Procedures and Guidance Documents page.