The Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey is supported by a small number of support staff based at Surrey Police HQ, Mount Browne, Guildford.

  • Chief Executive – Alison Bolton

    Every Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) must have a Chief Executive who works with the PCC to enable the effective delivery of his or her vision, strategy and priorities as expressed in the Police & Crime Plan. Alison’s post also acts as Monitoring Officer, drawing the PCC’s attention to any actual or possible contravention of law or maladministration.

    Chief Executive’s Notification of Disclosable Interests.

    Expenses claims – Chief Executive and Treasurer.

    Alison is also responsible for the management of the Commissioner’s other staff. These are:

  • Treasurer – Ian Perkin

    Ian is responsible for providing the Police and Crime Commissioner with professional advice on the financial aspects of his role, including the preparation of the Annual Revenue and Capital Budget report and associated Council Tax Precept proposals, and the PCC’s Annual Statement of Accounts and Governance Statement in accordance with the statutory requirements.

  • Senior Policy Officer – Johanna Burne

    Johanna is responsible for co-ordinating the policy work in the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner with particular responsibility for developing and monitoring the Police and Crime Plan, overseeing Surrey Police performance, and strategic projects.

  • Senior Policy Officer – Lisa Herrington

    Lisa is responsible for the provision of policy support to the PCC in the areas of victims’ needs and services, commissioning, community safety and criminal justice.

  • Policy Officer (Victims) – Damian Markland

    Damian is responsible for developing and implementing policy initiatives for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, specifically in relation to domestic abuse, sexual violence, harmful practices and child sexual exploitation. He works with local partners and the voluntary sector to commission effective support services to help victims of these crimes to cope and, as far as possible, recover.

  • Policy Officer (Community Safety) – Sarah Haywood

    Sarah is responsible for developing and delivering projects and policy initiatives for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner relating to community safety; specifically anti-social behaviour, young people, joint enforcement teams, town centre and rural crime. She maintains positive relationships and works closely with the local Community Safety Partnerships, the voluntary sector, the business community and community groups to commission local project which reduce crime and disorder. Sarah is also responsible for managing the Police and Crime Commissioners Community Safety Fund.

  • Policy Officer (Criminal Justice) – Craig Jones

    Craig is responsible for supporting the Police and Crime Commissioner with the implementation of new strategies, policies and development work relating to criminal justice. He also works closely with statutory partners such as the police, probation services and prisons together with voluntary organisations to commission effective schemes and services to reduce offending and re-offending behaviour.

  • Communications Manager – Nathan Rees

    Nathan is responsible for managing strategic communications at the local and national level on behalf of the PCC, Assistant PCC and the Office. This includes media relations, horizon scanning national news and political agendas, public affairs and local campaigns.

  • Communications and Engagement Officer – Lucie Goddard

    Lucie is responsible for working with the Communications Manager to proactively communicate the role of the PCC and ongoing projects within the OPCC. She also supports the PCC to increase his social media presence whilst seeking and encouraging potential engagement or media opportunities to successfully communicate with the Surrey public.

  • Policy Officer (Complaints) – Sam Meyer

    Sam is responsible for handling complaints, including casework and investigations into specific cases and incidents and making sure the PCC fulfils his statutory duties in this area. Sam ensures that the PCC has accurate information on the type and level of complaints being received by Surrey Police and how they are being resolved. He is also responsible for ensuring that the PCC is compliant with obligations regarding Freedom of Information, Equality and Diversity and Human Rights legislation.

  • Independent Custody Visitor Scheme Manager – Nicola Hall

    Nicola is responsible for managing the Surrey Independent Custody Visiting Scheme whereby trained members of the local community go into police custody on a random, unannounced basis to check on the welfare of detainees held in police custody and comment on the conditions in which they are held. The ICV Scheme is a statutory responsibility of the PCC.

  • Office Manager – Rachel Lupanko

    Rachel is responsible for the effective running of the Office, providing the Police and Crime Commissioner and his team with professional business and financial management and comprehensive administrative support with particular responsibility for the setting and monitoring the Secretariat budget and Business Continuity.

  • PA to the PCC – Harriet Doe

    Harriet is responsible for providing administrative support to the PCC, enabling him to carry out his role effectively. She is responsible for the effective administration of key statutory and non-statutory meetings and for duties relating to publication and provision of information.


Women account for 62% of the substantive employees of the OPCC staff team. Currently none of our staff members is from an ethnic minority and none have a disability.

In addition to the posts listed above, the Commissioner is also employer of two members of Surrey Police’s finance team. This is a technical arrangement made to comply with law and the two staff remain under the day-to-day management of Surrey Police.  The OPCC for Surrey has no arrangements to make use of the staff of other local authorities.

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Budget

The budget for the OPCC for 2016/17 has been set at £2, 053, 540. Click here for detailed information about the OPCC budget.

Click here for the latest information about expenditure against the OPCC budget.

Click on the following links to read the latest information on the expenses of the Chief Executive and Treasurer to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2013 and 2014 and 2015 and 2016

The salary for the Chief Executive is £73,300 (£88,000 full-time equivalent).  The salary for the Treasurer is £41,600 (£75,500 full-time equivalent).