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PCC speaking to the team

The Police Commissioner has a small dedicated team of staff who help her hold Merseyside Police to account and deliver against the priorities of the Police and Crime Plan.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is a non-political, impartial organisation.

We work to support the Commissioner's work and help her realise her vision and strategies for policing, community safety and criminal justice in Merseyside.

Our team is highly committed, professional and enthusiastic and our mission is:

To make a real and positive difference to Merseyside.

Staff Organisational Chart

This document shows how our team is organised, the pay grade for each position within our office and equality information.

Statutory roles

The Commissioner must have a Chief Executive and a Chief Finance Officer.

Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer - Clive Howarth

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

Find out more about the role of Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer

Chief Finance Officer - John Riley

The Chief Finance Officer is responsible for ensuring that the financial affairs of the Police Commissioner are properly administered and that good financial management arrangements are in place across the Office and Force.

Find out more about the role of Chief Finance Officer.

Community Engagement Team

The Police Commissioner's Community Engagement team act as her ambassadors in the community.

Please use the link below to find out more information about this team and the contact details for your Community Engagement officer:

Community Engagement Team

Policies of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

There are a number of policies that govern how the Commissioner's team operates.

Policies of the OPCC

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.

Expenses & Allowances

Jane wants your views on policing funding today...

The Police Commissioner has to set the police budget soon.

She wants your views on  if you would be willing to contribute an extra 19p a week in your council tax  to enable the Chief Constable to recruit 160 new police officers next year, as well help balance the budget and protect jobs?

Without the extra funding the Commissioner will have to reduce the budget, the recruitment of new officers can’t
go ahead and the Chief Constable will be required to cut back on the service again.