Meet the Team

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is a non-political, impartial organisation. This team work to support Jane's work and help her realise her vision and strategies for policing, community safety and criminal justice in Merseyside.

The Commissioner must have a Chief Executive and a Chief Finance Officer. These are statutory roles within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), with the Chief Executive also acting as the Monitoring Officer.

In addition to these statutory positions, there are currently 16 employees within the Office of the PCC, with an additional three temporary/seconded members of staff currently within within the office.  Two positions within the staff structure are currently vacant, while six members of staff work on a part-time basis.

To find out how the Commissioner's team is organised and the pay grades for each position within her office, please take a look at our Staff Organisational Chart.

This document includes Senior Employee information, relating to any member of the team whose salary is in excess of £58,200 a year. It also includes the up-to-date equality information for our office.

Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer - Clive Howarth

To work with the Police & Crime Commissioner to ensure the commissioning of efficient & effective police & crime reduction services in Merseyside. To facilitate the development & promotion of the Commissioner’s vision, strategy and priorities & provide high quality guidance, advice & support to the Commissioner.

As chief of staff of the Commissioner’s office, to provide operational & strategic leadership and foster public confidence through the appropriate & accurate scrutiny of the police & crime reduction services.

For more information on this role, please click here.

Chief Finance Officer - John Riley

Ensure that the financial affairs of the Police and Crime Commissioner are properly administered and that good financial management arrangements are in place across the Office and Force. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) also acts as the Commissioner’s strategic financial adviser, ensuring all policies and plans are appropriately resourced.

This role is the Section 151 Officer for the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside.

For more information on this role, please click here.

Community Engagement Team

Jane has created a Community Engagement Team who act as ambassadors in the community.

This six-strong team are responsible for the different areas of Merseyside and also for different diversity strands.

More information about this team and the contact details for your Community Engagement officer can be found on the Community Engagement Team page.

Youth Advisory Group

Jane is committed to listening to the views and concerns of all the public on Merseyside, including our young people.

In order to make decisions based on what young people want from the criminal justice system, she has created a Youth Advisory Group made up of a diverse mix of young people from a variety of backgrounds from across the county.

Policies of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

There are a number of policies that govern how the Commissioner's team operates. You can find all of these here.

Gifts and Hospitality

A register of each offer or a gift or hospitality made to the Commissioner or to any member of staff in the Commissioners Office is retained, which indicates whether the offer was accepted or refused.

You can take a look at this register, find out about the Commissioner's allowances and expenses and spending here.

Merseyside Police

To find out how Merseyside Police is structured, please take a look at a similar Staffing Structure for the Force.

The Commissioner also provides Equalities Information for Merseyside Police.