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Role of the OPCC

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is run by a dedicated team who support the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

The team support:

  • Strategic financial policy
  • Performance, monitoring and scrutiny
  • Governance and compliance
  • Commissioning, grant funding and partnerships
  • Communications and engagement
  • Audit and general administrative duties.

The OPCC is led by a Chief Executive whose responsibility is to manage the staff and provide a monitoring role to ensure standards remain high.

The team also includes a Chief Finance Officer to advise the PCC on financial matters and the impact on any decisions regarding the budget, spending and commissioning.

The PCC and OPCC occupy a suite of offices (179 sq m) at Police Headquarters in Portishead.

Mission, vision and values

Our mission

  • We improve
  • We listen
  • We innovate
  • We lead
  • We challenge

Our vision

Excellent victim support, better policing, and fairer criminal justice service for all.

Our values

A woman standing in a doorway on a blue background to represent openness.

Openness

We will always be transparent and open about the work we do, our services and how we support our communities.

Three people sitting at a table talking which represents partnership.

Partnership

We will work with the police and key partners to provide better services to local people.

Two hands with a heart in the middle which represents compassion.

Compassion

We will continue to take a compassionate approach to commission the most effective support services for victims and survivors.

A woman standing holding a flag at the top of mountain which represents courage.

Courage

We are the voice of local people in policing and we will always share concerns, issues and feedback to the police and partners.

The seven principles of public life

The team support the PCC by applying the ‘seven principles of public life’. These principles were set out by Lord Nolan in 1995 and apply to anyone who works as a public-office holder.

The seven principles are:

  1. Accountability
  2. Honesty
  3. Integrity
  4. Objectivity
  5. Selflessness
  6. Openness
  7. Leadership

Find out more about the seven principles of public life on the GOV.UK website.

Staff structure and salaries

There are 24 members of staff employed by the OPCC.

Equality and Diversity breakdown is as follows:

  • The proportion of staff who are women – 80%
  • The proportion of staff who are Black Asian Minority Ethnic background (BAME) – 0%
  • The proportion of staff with a disability (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) – 5%

The PCC has a Staff Officer, an Avon and Somerset Police officer working within the OPCC.

Questions about the OPCC

Contact us if you have any questions about the OPCC.

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