Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe
Philip Seccombe was elected as the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2016.
He was born in Birmingham and was educated at Rugby School before going onto study Estate Management at The Royal Agricultural College. A chartered surveyor by trade, Philip has a strong grounding in public life, having been a Conservative councillor on Stratford-on-Avon District Council between 2002 and 2017.
In addition, Philip also served with the Territorial Army (now Army Reserve) for 25 years, commanding his Regiment and reaching the rank of Colonel. He received the Territorial Decoration (TD) for his long service. He still maintains his military connections as chairman of the West Midlands Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association and as chairman of the Warwickshire Army Benevolent Fund.
His key priorities as Police and Crime Commissioner 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 enabling frontline policing to be boosted.
Nationally, Philip is the chair of the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group and he is also the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ portfolio holder for collaboration.
Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Rob Tromans
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.