Philip Seccombe’s team is made up of a small team of full and part time staff who support him in the delivery of his statutory functions and the Police and Crime Plan.
Deputy PCC and Statutory Roles
Emma Daniell is the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner. She took up the post in May 2022, having previously been an operational police officer in another force area. She has 16 years of frontline policing experience in a range of roles, including as part of a Safer Neighbourhood Team. Prior to becoming a police officer, she held a number of police staff roles, including as a call taker in 101/999 contact handling centre.
Her role is to represent the Commissioner and his office across a range of different activities, including engagement with local people, the force and partners to help build and strengthen confidence in policing.
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 his 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.