The core office of Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner employs 24 people and as the PFCC is the fire authority as well as the police governance authority, staff are needed to manage that responsibility. Included in this number is a shared Communications Team with the Fire & Rescue Service. The Office of the Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner has also taken on a greater role under the Government’s changes to the police complaints system therefore, three members of staff have been employed to deliver this important responsibility.
Demand on our emergency services, particularly in Northamptonshire, which is one of the fastest growing counties in the country, will continue to outstrip the number of officers therefore the OPFCC wanted measures to prevent young people becoming involved in crime or victims of crime in the first place. For that reason, the PFCC has chosen to create and directly employ a team of professionals to work with young people and families, rather than commission services from an outside provider. This is to ensure that they are flexible, focussed on demand and accountable for working with police and other key partners.