To drive improvement in policing, crime and victims’ services to help make South Yorkshire a safe place to live, learn and work

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) helps me achieve the outcomes in the Police and Crime Plan and meet my statutory responsibilities.

I am required by legislation to have two ‘statutory officers’ – a chief executive and a chief finance officer – who undertake duties on my behalf. In South Yorkshire, these officers also have additional responsibilities:

  • The Chief Executive & Solicitor acts as head of paid staff and monitoring officer with responsibility for delivery, the appointment and management of OPCC staff, compliance and the provision of legal advice.
  • The Chief Finance & Commissioning Officer is responsible for ensuring that proper financial controls are in place for the PCC and Force, including arrangements for budget-setting and monitoring, and achieving value for money. She also leads my commissioning function to achieve the best outcomes in support of the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan.

My Chief Executive & Solicitor leads a team of specialist roles in the following areas:

  • Governance and Assurance
  • Finance, Partnerships & Commissioning
  • Local Criminal Justice Board Business Manager
  • Community Engagement & Communications
  • Business Support
  • Violence Reduction Unit

OPCC Structure

Equality and Diversity breakdown (as of 04 June 2024) is as follows:

  • The proportion of staff who are women – 88%
  • The proportion of staff who are from an ethnic minority – 8%
  • The proportion of staff with a disability (with the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010 (a)) – Declared 8%