Expenditure over £500

I am committed to openness and transparency in my dealings, including laying out how and where your money is spent.
I will provide details of all payments over £500 (including VAT), other than crime reduction grants, that I have made, In order to ensure that value for money has been obtained, the expenditure listed has been made in accordance with the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Financial Regulations and Contract Standing Orders which are part of the Scheme of Corporate Governance.

The only times I will not do this will be where:
  • disclosure of information would breach the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • the information relates to the protection of vulnerable adults or children.
  • the information is confidential or would attract an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act e.g. where disclosure could be prejudicial to the commercial interests of any person including the Commissioner or Constabulary.
  • Where information is sensitive to operational police activity.

This information is published on Hertfordshire Constabulary's website and includes expenditure for both the Constabulary and the office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.  

Published List of Expenditure over £500

Gifts and Hospitality

Reports of Gifts and Hospitality offered to the Commissioner’s Office can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Reports for previous years:
2020 Reports
2019 Reports
2018 Reports
2017 Reports
2016 Reports
2015 Reports
2014 Reports
2013 Reports
2012 Reports


The purchase of travel, accommodation is decided on using principles of common sense, reasonableness and the best use of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s and Deputy’s time.

For example, standard rail travel will usually be purchased if available, travelling back from meetings rather than staying overnight will be considered as the first option, if this is good value.

However, overnight stays will be considered appropriate if it is not possible to make a return journey at a sensible time due for example, to late meetings or the distance the venue is away from home.

Reports of expenses claimed by the Commissioner and
by the Deputy Commissioner can be viewed by clicking on the links below;
2021 Expenses

Expenses reports for previous years:
2020 Expenses
2019 Expenses
2018 Expenses
2017 Expenses
2016 Expenses
2015 Expenses
2014 Expenses

2013 Expenses
No expenses were claimed in the period November to December 2012 

Policing Budget, Precept and Investment Strategy

As Police and Crime Commissioner I am responsible for setting the annual policing budget and precept.  

The relevant reports can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

All reports have been reviewed and agreed by the relevant authorities prior to publication here.

PCC Precept and Budget Proposal 20-21
Hertfordshire Policing Budget Precept Consultation 20-21
Annual Budget Report 2020-21

Policing Precept Leaflet 2020-21
Treasury Management Strategy 2020-21

Previous Years


Hertfordshire’s level and planned use of reserves was approved at the Strategic Executive Board (SEB) on 17 February 2020 and details are set out in the following document:

Reserves Strategy 2020/21 to 2023/24


Police and Crime Commissioners salaries are based on the size of the population in their area, my annual salary is £76,500
Home Office PCC salary review letter dated 13.09.18 
David Gibson is my Deputy Commissioner

David's annual salary is £55,000.

Chris Brace is my Chief Executive (Spot Grade)

Chris is responsible for the overall strategic management for the support to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire.  He is also the overall strategic lead for partnership arrangements, resourcing, planning, scrutiny and compliance required for the Commissioner to discharge their statutory duties. 

Ian Rooney is my Chief Finance Officer (Grade A8ii)

Ian is responsible for the proper administration of the Commissioner’s financial affairs.

Gavin Miles is my Deputy Chief Executive and Legal Officer (Grade A8ii, Part-Time 0.40FTE)

Gavin is responsible for directing the operation of the Commissioner’s office and ensuring compliance with legislative and other requirements.

Dr Amie Birkhamshaw is my Director of Strategy (Grade A8ii)

Amie is responsible for setting the strategy and policy for the office and ensuring implementing of the Commissioner’s Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan: Everybody’s Business.

Sandra Coughlan is my Head of Governance (Grade A7)

Sandra is responsible for operational management of corporate governance and assurance requirements of the office.

Kevin McGetrick is my Head of Commissioning and Victim Services (Grade A7)

Kevin is responsible for the management of the Ministry Of Justice Victims’ Services Grant and the provision of victim services across the county. This also includes oversight and compliance of the Victims Code of Practice and promoting effective collaboration to put Victims at the Centre of the Criminal Justice System. He is also responsible for seeking opportunities to align grant funding with future commissioned services.

Salary bands for staff permanently employed are:
Grade A3:    £21,876 - £25,278
Grade A4:    £26,016 - £31,725
Grade B4:    £27,774-  £35,578
Grade A5:    £32,673 - £39,585
Grade A6:    £42,783 - £50,250
Salary bands for senior staff permanently employed are:
Grade A7:     £53,253 - £68,474
Grade A8i:    £60,531 - £77,816
Grade A8ii:   £74,839 - £96,220
Spot Grade:  £96,186 - £96,186

Plus car allowances of £3,184

Statement of Accounts

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire and the Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Constabulary, County Police HQ, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6XF


The Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014

Notice is hereby given under Regulation 16(1) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 that the auditor has concluded their audit of the statement of accounts, which have been published.

A local government elector for any area to which the accounts relate may inspect and make copies of:

a) the statement of accounts prepared by the authority,

b) the local auditor’s certificate that the audit of the authority’s accounts including that statement has been completed,

c) the auditor’s opinion on the statement of accounts.

By prior appointment at the above address. Notice can be given either by email statementofaccounts@herts.pnn.police.uk.

Ian Rooney – CFO to the PCC For Hertfordshire

James Cook – CFO to the Chief Constable of Hertfordshire

Statement of Accounts 2019-20:

pdf  Annual Audit Letter for 2019-20
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner 2019-20

Statement of Accounts 2018-19:
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2018-19
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2018-19

Statement of Accounts 2017-18:
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2017-18
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2017-18

Statement of Accounts 2016-17:
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2016-17
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2016-17

Statement of Accounts 2015-16:
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2015-16
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2015-16

Statement of Accounts 2014-15:

pdf  Annual Audit Letter for 2014-15
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2014-15

Statement of Accounts 2013-14: 
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2013-14 
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2013-14