Police and Crime Commissioner
Philip Seccombe was elected as the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2016.
Philip, who is a chartered surveyor, has a strong grounding in public life, having been a Conservative councillor on Stratford-on-Avon District Council from 2002 to March 2017. He also served with the Territorial Army for 25 years, commanding his Regiment and reaching the rank of Colonel. He was awarded the Territorial Decoration (TD) for his long service and still maintains his military connections, as chairman of the West Midlands Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association and chairman of the Warwickshire Army Benevolent Fund.
His key priorities are to ensure that police are properly equipped, trained and motivated to protect the public and bring offenders to justice, while maintaining high visibility among local communities and strong support for victims of crime. He has also pledged to cut red tape and find new efficiencies to enable frontline policing to be boosted with increased numbers of police officers, PCSOs and Specials across Warwickshire.
He is also the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ national lead for Emergency Services Collaboration.
Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner
Rob Tromans was appointed as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner in August 2017, working three days a week in his position supporting Philip. As well as assisting with community engagements, Rob’s portfolio includes exploring stronger collaboration between local emergency services and representing Philip at the Joint Audit Committee and Warwickshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board.
As someone who is community-minded and likes to be busy meeting people, Rob was elected in May 2014 to his local council, where he serves on the Audit, Planning and Standards committees. During his time on Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, Rob has helped build a consensus around doing more to secure play parks and public open spaces. He has also pressed for a consistent approach to the problems of unauthorised encampments.
As a local councillor, Rob meets regularly with residents’ groups, including those formed to meet licensed premises conditions. Public safety is also a concern to Rob and as part of community resilience initiative, he joined the team that lead the development of disaster response plans for the local area.
Rob is a longstanding advocate of Neighbourhood Watch and meets regularly with the police Safer Neighbourhoods Team, with a particular focus on local ASB, burglary and car crime. He is also a member of the Community Speed Watch scheme.