Expenditure over £500

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:
  • disclosure of information would breach the Data Protection Act 1998.
  • the information relates to the protection of vulnerable adults or children.
  • the information is confidential or would attract an exemption under the Freedom of Information Act e.g. where disclosure could be prejudicial to the commercial interests of any person including the Commissioner or Constabulary.
  • Where information is sensitive to operational police activity.

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

Gifts and Hospitality

Reports of Gifts and Hospitality offered to the Commissioner’s Office can be viewed by clicking on the links below:

Reports for previous years:
2021 Reports
2020 Reports
2019 Reports
2018 Reports
2017 Reports
2016 Reports
2015 Reports
2014 Reports
2013 Reports
2012 Reports


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.

Reports of expenses claimed by the Commissioner and
by the Deputy Commissioner can be viewed by clicking on the links below;

Expenses reports for previous years:
2021 Expenses
2020 Expenses
2019 Expenses
2018 Expenses
2017 Expenses
2016 Expenses
2015 Expenses
2014 Expenses

2013 Expenses
No expenses were claimed in the period November to December 2012 

Policing Budget, Precept and Investment Strategy

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.

PCC Precept and Budget Proposal 21-22
Hertfordshire Policing Budget Precept Consultation 21-22
Annual Budget Report 21-22

Policing Precept Leaflet 21-22
Treasury Management Strategy 21-22

Previous Years


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:

Reserves Strategy 2020/21 to 2023/24


Police and Crime Commissioners salaries are based on the size of the population in their area, my annual salary is £76,500
Home Office PCC salary review letter dated 13.09.18 
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 Assistant 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.

Salary bands for staff permanently employed are:
Grade A3:    £21,876 - £25,278
Grade A4:    £26,016 - £31,725
Grade B4:    £27,774-  £35,578
Grade A5:    £32,673 - £39,585
Grade A6:    £42,783 - £50,250
Salary bands for senior staff permanently employed are:
Grade A7:     £53,253 - £68,474
Grade A8i:    £60,531 - £77,816
Grade A8ii:   £74,839 - £96,220
Spot Grade:  £105,000 - £105,000

Plus car allowances of £3,184

Statement of Accounts

Statement of Accounts 2020-21:
pdfDraft Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner 2020-21

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire and the Chief Constable of Hertfordshire’s final statement of accounts will not be published by the required deadline of 30 September 2021 as required by the Regulation 10 paragraph (1) of the Accounts and Audit regulations 2015, as amended. Our external auditors, BDO LLP, were unable to complete their audit in time for the publication deadline. 

This notice is issued under Regulation 10, paragraph (2a) of the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015. The final audited accounts will be published as soon as available, following the conclusion of the external audit and approval of the accounts. 

Dated: 30 September 2021

Statement of Accounts 2019-20:
pdf  Annual Audit Letter for 2019-20
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner 2019-20

Statement of Accounts 2018-19:
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2018-19
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2018-19

Statement of Accounts 2017-18:
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2017-18
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2017-18

Statement of Accounts 2016-17:
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2016-17
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police and Crime Commissioner for 2016-17

Statement of Accounts 2015-16:
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2015-16
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2015-16

Statement of Accounts 2014-15:

pdf  Annual Audit Letter for 2014-15
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2014-15

Statement of Accounts 2013-14: 
pdf Annual Audit Letter for 2013-14 
pdf Statement of Accounts for the Police & Crime Commissioner for 2013-14