The Police and Crime Commissioner and Executive Team

The Police and Crime Commissioner is supported in her work by an executive team as well as a dedicated staff looking after the various duties and responsibilities within the Office. You can contact the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner or any of the staff by emailing PCCoffice@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK or by phoning 0300 122 6000.


The Commissioner – Angelique Foster 

The Commissioner sets the priorities for policing in the county. These will respond to the needs and expectations of communities. She will also ensure that the necessary resources are available to address local and national priorities when she sets the budget and will assess the Force’s performance. 

Contact the Commissioner by:
Email – PCCOffice@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK
Phone – 0300 122 6000

Chief Executive –  Not currently filled                                                     

The Chief Executive has overall responsibility for the work of the Executive Team.  This includes governance, scrutiny and community engagement.  They also have a monitoring role with regard to standards and promoting effective partnership working with the Chief Constable and other bodies.

Chief Finance Officer – Andrew Dale  

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. 

17 Nov 2016 – Confirmation Hearing Chief Finance Officer – Andrew Dale

Contact the Chief Finance Officer by:
Email – PCCOffice@Derbyshire.PNN.Police.UK
Phone – 0300 122 6000       

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s office staff

Personal Assistants

Executive Assistant to the Police and Crime Commissioner – Janice Kennedy

The Executive Assistant provides support to the Commissioner managing diary commitments, and 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 Chief Executive and the Chief Finance Officer. This includes managing their diary commitments, 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.

Compliance Team

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.

Administrative and Casework Assistant – Wendy Randall and Katie Stevens

Wendy and Katie job share this role which supports the work of the Commissioner by the provision of administrative support to the Commissioner and the Head of Compliance within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. They are also responsible for the administration of the Commissioner’s casework system and assisting in the organisation of Police Appeals Tribunals. Wendy and Katie job-share a full-time post.

Apprentice –  Morgan Poole

The Apprentice carries out general office and administrative duties whilst studying to complete an NVQ in Business Administration. Full time.

Operations Team

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.

Engagement Co-ordinator – Stephen Powell

To take the lead role in ensuring the delivery of the Commissioner’s statutory responsibilities for consultation & engagement. Full time

Community Engagement Officer – Paula Painter

Paula supports the Commissioner in carrying out statutory duties in the area of Citizen Focus and partnership engagement and also assists in the preparation and delivery of the Commissioner’s consultation and engagement programme. Paula works full time.

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. 

Meetings and Records Officer – Not currently filled

The role 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. The are uploaded onto the website for public information.

The role is also the Scheme Manager for the Independent Custody Visiting and Police Dog Welfare Schemes. Part time.

Research Placement – Connie Brannan

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. Full time. 

Policy & Partnerships Officer – Jennifer Connolly-Thompson

Considering the implications of policy decisions taken at the 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.

Projects Officer Not Currently Filled

The role coordinates 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. Part time.

Performance Officer

The Performance Officer assists the Commissioner in their 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.

Commissioning Team

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.

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.

Commissioning and Grants Assistant – Joshua Mycroft

Joshua provides assistance across all areas of the Commissioning and Grants Team. Joshua works full time.


PLEASE NOTE: With the exception of legally required data and historic financial records, the majority of the information on the Derbyshire OPCC website covers information, news and events for the current Commissioner only. For access to news articles and information covering the previous Commissioners please contact the OPCC team.
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