Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe
Philip Seccombe was first elected as the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner in 2016 and re-elected for a second term in May 2021.
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 has also served as chairman of the West Midlands Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association and chairman of the Warwickshire Army Benevolent Fund.
His key priorities are to maximise the numbers of police officers serving the county, while also ensuring victims and witnesses are at the heart of the criminal justice system. He has pledged to deliver a balanced budget, ensuring policing is well-funded but also delivers value for taxpayers and does not spend more than it receives.
Nationally, Philip has previously served as the chair of the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group and the lead of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ portfolio group on emergency services collaboration.