Information about my salary, allowances and expenses, as well as details of the police budget and precept, contracts and tenders and annual financial reports.
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:
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
Reports of Gifts and Hospitality offered to the Commissioner’s Office can be viewed by clicking on the links below:
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.
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.
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:
Police and Crime Commissioners salaries are based on the size of the population in their area, my annual salary is £78,400 (with effect from 1 May 2022)
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 Deputy Chief Executive (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.
Rebecca Griffith is my Policy and Partnerships Manager (Grade A6 + Market Factor Supplement)
Rebecca is responsible for assisting in the delivery of my Community Safety and Criminal Justice Plan through the building effective partnerships and also for providing expert advice on a range of crime, policing and partnership related matters to help inform the development of strategies.
Salary bands for staff permanently employed are:
Grade A3: £23,835 - £28,530**
Grade A4: £27,690 - £35,223**
Grade A5: £34,287 - £43,254**
Grade A6: £44,310 - £53,937**
Grade A7: £54,372 - £69,615*
Grade A8i: £61,806* - £79,452*
Grade A8ii: £76,413* - £98,244*
Spot Grade: £105,000* - £105,000*
*Plus car allowances
** Including discretionary area