Stephen Mold was re-elected to serve a second term as the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire on the 6th May 2021.
Stephen was born and raised in Banbury and has lived in Northamptonshire for many years.
Joining the Air Training Corps as a teenager was a significant point in Stephen’s life, channelling his energy towards service and helping to develop his team skills and sense of responsibility for others. It also sparked his passion for early intervention and ensuring that young people are given activities and opportunities that help them lead safe and productive lives.
Before being elected as Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner in 2016, Stephen worked for 20 years in leadership positions in the private sector, chiefly in information technology and latterly running a successful on-line business, based in Northampton.
Small wonder that Stephen has a passion to ensure that the police service makes the best use of new technology to increase efficiency and effectiveness and enable officers to remain visible in their communities for longer. Stephen is also Chair of the Police Digital Service and serves on the boards of both the National Enabling Programme and the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme.
As Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, Stephen’s role is to be the voice of the public in policing, crime and the fire service. He sets the strategic direction for both the police and the fire service in Northamptonshire.
Under his tenure as Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen has overseen significant progress in both Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service. Northamptonshire has more police officers than ever before and is on target to reach its highest ever number of 1500 police officers.
Since taking over the governance of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service in 2019, Stephen has created the environment for the fire service to make the improvements in performance that were needed, as well as investing in additional firefighters and modern fire appliances – all with the aim of delivering the best possible service to the people of Northamptonshire.
Now Stephen’s joint Police, Fire and Crime Plan sets out priorities for both organisations, working together and with partners, to make this county as safe is it can be and to build trust and confidence in Northamptonshire Police and Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service.