Office of the PCC

Office of the PCC2022-08-11T10:15:21+01:00

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

Women account for 55% of the substantive employees of the OPCC staff team. Currently, one member of staff is from an ethnic minority background (5% of staff total) and 10% of staff have declared a disability as described by section 6 of the Equality Act 2010(1).

  • Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer – 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.

    Click here to view the Chief Executive’s Disclosable Interests

    Click here to view the Chief Executive’s Expenses for 2022

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

  • Chief Finance Officer – Kelvin Menon

    Kelvin is responsible for providing the Police and Crime Commissioner with professional advice on the financial aspects of her 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.

  • Head of Policy and Commissioning – 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.

  • Head of Performance and Governance – Damian Markland

    Damian leads the monitoring of Surrey Police performance and accountability including supporting regular Resource and Efficiency and Public Accountability and Performance meetings held by the Police and Crime Commissioner and formal responses to reports by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS). 

  • Senior Strategic Projects Officer – Johanna Burne

    Johanna is responsible for co-ordinating strategic projects that help to enhance to service provided by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in Surrey.

  • Head of Communications and Engagement – Nathan Rees

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

  • Strategic Analyst – Emma Price

    Emma is responsible for assessing key data to target improvements in Surrey Police performance and inform strategic projects. Emma works with the Head of Performance and Governance to inform the monitoring of the Police and Crime Plan in Surrey.

  • Partnership and Community Safety Lead – 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 responsible for managing the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund and Children and Young People Fund.

  • Partnership and Community Safety Officer – Molly Slominski

    Molly supports the development of community safety projects and policy initiatives for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner including the management of the Commissioner’s Community Safety Fund and Children and Young People Fund. 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 projects that reduce crime and disorder.

  • Criminal Justice Lead – 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.

  • Criminal Justice Officer – George Bell

    George supports the Criminal Justice Lead to implement new strategies, policies and development work relating to criminal justice, including working 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.

  • Complaints and Compliance Lead – Sailesh Limbachia

    Sailesh is responsible for handling complaints, including investigations into specific cases and making sure the Commissioner fulfils her statutory duties. He ensures that the Commissioner 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 Commissioner is compliant with obligations regarding Freedom of Information, Equality and Diversity and Human Rights legislation.

  • Contact and Correspondence Officer – Gary Wood

    Gary manages all correspondence received by the Office including working with the Complaints and Compliance lead to respond to complaints, and help enhance the relationships between Surrey Police, the Commissioner’s Office and residents. He ensures that the Commissioner has accurate information on the type and level of correspondence being received, ensuring that local people have a say in policing in Surrey.

  • 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.

  • Complaints Review Manager – Nicholas Wainwright

    Nicholas is responsible for leading the independent review of complaints made against Surrey Police under the provisions of the Police Reform Act 2002, including liaising with the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and providing regular advice to the PCC on professional standards and complaints matters related to Surrey Police.

  • Independent Custody Visitor Scheme Manager – Erika Dallinger

    Erika 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.

  • Communications and Engagement Officer – James Smith

    James is responsible for providing support to the Communications Manager and Complaints and Diversity Policy Lead roles. This includes the day-to-day running of the OPCC’s social media channels, overseeing content on the website, seeking and encouraging positive engagement with the Surrey public and proactively communicating the role of the PCC and ongoing projects within the wider office.

  • PA to the PCC – Sarah Gordon and Dawn Lewis (job-share)

    The PAs are responsible for providing administrative support to the PCC, enabling her to carry out her role effectively. They are responsible for the effective administration of key statutory and non-statutory meetings and for duties relating to publication and provision of information.

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.

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Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Budget

The budget for the Office for 2022/23 has been set at £3,005, 234, totalling £4,646,200 including Government grants and OPCC reserve. This is split between an operational budget of £1,453,484 and a commissioned services budget of £3,192, 716

See more information about the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Budget for 2022/23 here, or view the OPCC Budget for 2021/22 and Budget Breakdown from 2021/22 here. 

The salary for the Chief Executive is £73,014 (£93,875 FTE).  The salary for the Chief Finance Officer is £80,550. You can see more information on the number of Commissioner’s staff within each salary range in the table below: 

Pay grade Range Posts
OPCC contract > £78,503 Chief Executive and Chief Finance Officer
Surrey Police Band 1 £53,645 – £78,503 Head of Performance & Governance

Head of Policy & Commissioning

Head of Communications & Engagement

Complaints Review Manager*

Senior Strategic Projects Officer*

Surrey Police Band 2 £37,123 – £54,323 4
Surrey Police Grade H £32,734– £39,109 4
Surrey Police Grade G £28,236– £33,723 4
Surrey Police Grade F £25,835 – £29,960 1


*These roles are part-time and as such, actual salaries may be lower than the band indicated. 

Find out more about our Allowance Schemes on our Surrey Police Finances page.