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Emma Daniell is reconfirmed as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

June 25, 2024
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Police and crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe welcomes Emma Daniell back as his Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.

Warwickshire’s Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, Emma Daniell, has been reappointed for another four-year term. This decision was supported by the Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel during a special confirmation hearing on Monday, 24 June, where panel members had the opportunity to question her before endorsing her reappointment.

A former police officer, Mrs Daniell initially served as the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner from April 2022 until the PCC elections in May 2024. During her tenure, she has been instrumental in supporting the Commissioner’s community engagement efforts and has led several key initiatives, including chairing the Warwickshire Drug and Alcohol Strategic Partnership, leading work for the Commissioner on the countywide health and wellbeing agenda and retail crime, as well as representing Mr Seccombe at the Youth Justice Board. Additionally, she is a board member of the Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands.

Following his re-election in May, Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe nominated Emma to continue as his Deputy. Legislation requires this proposal to be presented for approval to the Police and Crime Panel – a body comprising nine councillors from across Warwickshire and two co-opted independent members.

At the special meeting held at Shire Hall in Warwick, the Panel endorsed the Commissioner’s nomination, ensuring that Emma will continue in her role for the duration of the Commissioner’s four-year term.

Commenting on the appointment, Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe said: “I’m pleased that the Panel has reconfirmed Emma as the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, agreeing with me that she is the ideal candidate for the role. Over the past two years, I have greatly benefited from her extensive knowledge and experience as a former police officer. I am delighted to continue benefiting from her expertise.

“I’d like to thank the Panel members for their constructive and fair scrutiny during today’s hearing, which reaffirms the decision they initially made in 2022 following a rigorous selection process. Emma has been a tremendous asset, providing extra resilience and expertise to my office, and I am pleased that the Panel has recognised this.

“There is much work ahead in setting a new Police and Crime Plan to drive improvements in policing and community safety. I am delighted to have Emma back at my side to assist me once again.”

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Emma Daniell said: “I am passionate about policing and have thoroughly enjoyed my role over the past two years. This position allows me to make a real difference in communities across Warwickshire, shaping policies that protect some of the most vulnerable individuals while ensuring that Warwickshire Police continues to develop and enhance the service it provides to the public.

“I am eager to return to the office and pick up where I left off in May. I’m really looking forward to getting out and about across Warwickshire, supporting Philip as we engage with communities and talk to people about new Police and Crime Plan, ensuring it addresses their priorities and makes Warwickshire an even safer place.”