Susannah Hancock has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC).
The APCC is the national body supporting Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), and other local policing bodies across England and Wales, to provide national leadership and influence change in the policing and criminal justice landscape.
Susannah joins the APCC after serving as Chief Executive for the Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner since 2013. This has included, most recently, overseeing and managing the delivery of the Essex Commissioner becoming the first PCC to take on governance of the fire and rescue service.
Previously Susannah was Assistant Chief Executive at Victim Support and the National Head of Performance at the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. Overall, Susannah brings with her 25 years of experience working within policing and criminal justice.
Susannah Hancock said:
“I am delighted to have been appointed Chief Executive, APCC.
“This is an exciting time for Police and Crime Commissioners. I am very much looking forward to working with the APCC Board, PCC membership and the secretariat to help drive and deliver positive change for PCCs and their local communities”
APCC Chair, David Lloyd PCC said:
“We are delighted that Susannah will take on this role at a hugely important time for Police and Crime Commissioners, community safety and criminal justice. Susannah was an outstanding candidate and she will bring with her significant knowledge and experience of leading a Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s office, alongside her experience in victim, public safety and criminal justice organisations.
“Since their introduction over five years ago, PCCs have helped to shape government policy and Susannah’s leadership will ensure the APCC maintains its influence.
“I very much look forward to working closely with her.”
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Ms Hancock will take over as APCC Chief Executive in the spring and is not available for interviews at this time.