Developing our Workforce

Through the APCC, PCCs work with the police and other partners to ensure that the police service is able to attract and retain a workforce of confident professionals, who have the training and support they need to adapt to new challenges and opportunities and to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability. PCCs also have a central role in annual pay negotiations for police officers and staff.

Our workforce priorities are:

  • To support and drive the recruitment of 20,000 new police officers by 2023.
  • To provide national and local leadership on equality and diversity, including increasing the number and diversity of applicants for chief officer positions.



The APCC’s work on workforce is developed through four policy portfolios:

Workforce Development

Leading our work on the 20,000 Uplift, workforce planning and pay and conditions

Lead: Kim McGuinness, PCC Northumbria

Deputy: Peter McCall, PCC Cumbria

Equality, Diversity & Human Rights

Leading our work to make policing representative of the communities it serves

Lead: Alison Lowe, Deputy Mayor for West Yorkshire

Deputy: John Campion, West Mercia PCC

Citizens in Policing

Leading our work on volunteering and community involvement, including Special Constables

Lead: Alun Michael, PCC South Wales

Police Standards & Leadership

Leading our work with the College of Policing and on national policing standards

Lead: Stephen Mold, PFCC Northamptonshire

Deputy: Dafydd Llywelyn, PCC Dyfed-Powys


Andy Tremayne - Senior Policy Manager

Leads on Workforce Development, Citizens in Policing and Police Standards & Leadership. 



Richard Denham - Policy and Political Group Manager

Leads on Equality, Diversity & Human Rights

Richard also provides secretariat support to the Labour Police and Crime Commissioners’ Group.


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