Meet the Team

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Staff Facts & Figures

Staff Facts and Figures

 12 Full time members of staff, including the PCC

1 Part time member of staff

1 Agency member of staff

  • Are women: 64% / Are men: 36%
  • Are, to the knowledge of the elected local policing body, members of an ethnic minority: 29%
  • Have, to the knowledge of the elected local policing body, a disability (within the meaning of section 6 of the Equality Act 2010): None declared 0%
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The OPCC

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s role is a busy one, but the PCC 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

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.

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

Clare.Kelly@beds.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

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.

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Gavin.Chambers@beds.police.uk

Wayne Humberstone – Head of Delivery

Wayne has nearly three decades of experience around various elements of Policing and also has responsibility for the day to day oversight of the staffing and projects within the OPCC.

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed.

Wayne.Humberstone@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk

Simon Powell – Head Of Victim Support & Community Grant

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

Simon.Powell2@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Phil Eaton – Project Manager Policing and Contact

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

Philip.Eaton@Beds.Police.uk 

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Vacant – Criminal Justice Manager

Antonina Belcheva –  Commissioning Advisor

Antonina supports the annual commissioning process 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.  

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Antonina.Belcheva@beds.police.uk

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.

katie.beaumont@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Bethany Coles – Compliance Officer

Bethany assists the Transparency Manager with all compliance duties.

Bethany.Coles@beds.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

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.

Zoe-Jade.Fraser@bedfordshire.police.uk

Gift-and-Hospitality log

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.

Mary.Robinson2@beds.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Leanne Friel – Communications Officer

Leanne is the liaison between the organisation, the public, and the media to ensure that the activities of the PCC are relayed appropriately and on time.

leanne.friel@bedfordshire.pnn.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality log- nothing claimed

Alisha Powell – Business Support Assistant

Alisha assists the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner with administrative tasks and support.

Alisha.Powell@beds.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality – None declared

Gemma McCormack – PA to the PCC

Gemma is the executive personal assistant to the PCC and Chief Executive

Gemma.McCormack@Beds.police.uk

Gifts and Hospitality – None declared