Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner -  
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Meet the Team

The Police and Crime Commissioner's role is a busy one, but she is supported by an Executive Team who help to shape the delivery of the policing agenda across the county and help action key executive decisions on a daily basis, and a team of Administrative staff. Together they make up the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC).

PCC Salary £71,400

 Notification of Disclosable Interests

 The Role of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Justine Currell - Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner

Justine has agreed to help the PCC on two to three days per month on a voluntary, unsalaried, basis.

Justine will replace the PCC at meetings dealing with her own specialist area of Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery and will assist Commissioner Holloway, on an occasional basis, with some of the key set governance and information meetings required of the PCC, or her representative, including, but not limited to:-
- The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire Tri-force Alliance
- The Seven Force Eastern Regional Alliance
- The Eastern Region Special Operations Unit 
- The Criminal Justice Board
- General meetings of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC)
- APCC Portfolio meetings on International Policing, for which Commissioner Holloway is the national lead
- APCC Portfolio meetings on the Strategic Policing Requirement priorities set by the Home Secretary for which she is    the national lead, such as - -- Child Sexual Exploitation
- Briefings from the National Crime Agency and other policing or victims' organisations
- Executive meetings of the 3 county Community Safety Partnerships
- Stop and Search Scrutiny Panels

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Declaration of Interests

Clare Kelly - Chief Executive

Clare Kelly, is currently the Chief Executive at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Bedfordshire and has had a previous 15 year history working within Bedfordshire Police.

After graduating in Criminology, Clare spent her first five years with the Force at the sharp end of directing Response officers, as what was then called an FCR “operative,” as a call handler. She moved on to become Staff Officer to a Chief Superintendent, before completing postgraduate studies in police-related research and data management.

Clare worked extensively as a Project Manager within the Force, before taking on the Head of Corporate role. In this post, she was pivotal in helping the Force to understand how better to recruit a workforce which looks and sounds more like our public, in terms of diversity.

She is the co-chair of the Women’s Network of Bedfordshire where she has enjoyed supporting colleagues with personal and professional goals. 

The Chief of Staff's Salary is £ 78,000 pro rata.

Role Profile

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Gavin Chambers - Chief Finance Officer

Gavin advises the Commissioner on financial matters and the impact of any budget. The post holder is responsible for:
  • Professional leadership and management of financial arrangements as the Commissioner's statutory financial officer, incorporating all financial aspects of corporate governance.

  • Leading on the financial and contractual arrangements for commissioned services and the financial management of contracts/funding and grant agreements on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire.

  • Working with colleagues, Bedfordshire Police Force and other partners to develop and implement strategy and to resource and deliver the Commissioner's strategic objectives sustainably and in the public interest.


Simon Powell - Head Of Victim Support & Community Grant

Simon is the Head of Victim Care and manages the Signpost Hub.

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Phil McCarthy - Project Manager

Phil manages projects set by the OPCC Chief of Staff to support the PCC's priority area objectives.

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Eliot Johashen - Criminal Justice Manager

Eliot lead the OPCC with all Criminal Justice matters.

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Antonina Belcheva - Safer Streets Project Manager and Commissioning Advisor

Antonina leads on the Safer Streets project and provides strategic and tactical coordination with the Commissioning Team.

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Katie Beaumont - Transparency Manager

Katie assists the Chief Executive with all compliance and governance issues. She leads on all complaints which are received from the public. Katie is also the Eastern Regional Lead for the Independent Custody Visiting Scheme.

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Bethany Coles - Compliance Officer

Bethany assists the Transparency Manager with all compliance duties.

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Suffian Hussain - Commissioning Officer

Suffian supports the annual commissioning priocess and ensuring compliance with policy and process throughout the year on commissioning. Working with the commissioner individuals or organisations to ensure delivery of objectives agreed.

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Zoe-Jade Fraser - Events, Community, Partner and Youth Engagement Officer

 Zoe is the Events, Community, Partner and Youth Engagement Officer for the OPCC. She is responsible for organising community events and engaging with partners in line with the PCC priorities.

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Mary Robinson - Contacts Officer

Mary is responsible for dealing with all lower level complaints received by the OPCC and liasing with the Force to ensure they are dealt with.

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Staff Facts and Figures

The proportion of staff who:

11 Full time members of staff, including the PCC
2 Part time member of staff
1 Member of staff is a volunteer

  • are women:  9 members  - 64% / are men: 5 members - 36%
  • are members of an ethnic minority: Declared 14%
  • have a disability within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010: Declared 0%


Salary Scales

Chief Constable - Garry Forsyth


Organisation Chart