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The PCC’s Team

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is made up of a small team of full and part time staff who support the Commissioner in the delivery of their statutory functions and the Police and Crime Plan.

To contact the office or any member of the OPCC, please see our Contact Us section.  Details of salaries, diversity and other staffing arrangements can be found on our Team Information page.  The staff have developed some Strategic Values.

Office structure

OPCC Structure Chart - May 2024 - description in linked file

OPCC Structure Chart – May 2024

Statutory Roles

Polly Reed is the Chief Executive; her key responsibilities are as follows:

  • to carry out the role of Head of Paid Service and ensure the office runs effectively;
  • to act as the Monitoring Officer for the Police and Crime Commissioner
  • to support and advise the Police and Crime Commissioner in delivering their Police and Crime Plan and legal duties and responsibilities.

This post is a statutory requirement by law.

Polly has been the Chief Executive of Warwickshire OPCC since January 2021. She previously worked for the OPCC for the West Midlands as Head of Business Services.  The majority of her working life has been spent in local government in management roles in Children Services and Education, within the West Midlands.  Polly is also part qualified with the Chartered Governance Institute and has experience as a school governor.

Sara Ansell is the Treasurer; her key responsibilities are as follows:

  • to be the principal adviser to the Commissioner on the preparation of financial strategies to achieve the Commissioner’s objectives.
  • to work with the Chief Constable and the Force Head of Finance to ensure that the OPCC strategies are resourced and implemented in a timely and cost-effective way.
  • to ensure that high standards of financial governance and control are maintained for all aspects of the Commissioners’ activities.
  • to provide the Commissioner, Chief Executive, and OPCC staff with professional, financial, and business advice to support them to deliver the best possible service within the resources available.

This role is the Section 151 officer for the Police and Crime Commissioner and is also a statutory requirement by law.

Sara was appointed to the role in October 2019, having previously served as the OPCC’s Head of Finance.  She manages the budget for the PCC, and advises the Commissioner on all financial matters, working closely with the finance team at Warwickshire Police.  She is a qualified public sector accountant and a member of CIPFA.