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About the OPCC

your pcc

Matthew Scott headshot
Matthew Scott was elected Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in May 2016.

His role is to set policing priorities for the county, by consulting with the public and putting together a Police and Crime Plan. He then holds the Chief Constable of Kent Police to account for the delivery of that plan. The PCC also sets the council tax precept for policing, is responsible for the overall policing budget, and commissions services for victims of crime and funds community safety projects.

Mr Scott lives in Swanley with his wife and young daughter. He is a fan of cricket and football, enjoys real ale and is a keen musician, having played in covers bands across the South East for a number of years.

He also serves as the national Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ portfolio holder for Performance, and also as the portfolio holder for Mental Health.

Read the Oath Mr Scott took when elected, and the ethical checklist he signed.

the office

The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is a non-political, impartial organisation which exists to support the work of the elected PCC. All posts within the OPCC are politically restricted.
Currently, the PCC is supported by 19 members of staff. This figure includes two statutory posts - a Chief Executive and a Chief Finance Officer - and a Communications Manager who is employed by Kent Police but who is seconded to the OPCC.

In addition, a Force Liaison Officer (a Kent Police Chief Inspector) is based in the OPCC.

statutory posts

Adrian Harper

Chief Executive - £94,591
Adrian Harper has over 32 years’ policing experience both as a police officer and a member of police staff.

In that time he performed roles in the Metropolitan Police Anti-Corruption Unit and led major investigations as a Senior Investigating Officer before retiring from Surrey Police as a Detective Chief Superintendent in 2013. 

Prior to joining the Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, he spent two years as the Crime and Incident Registrar for Kent Police. He is married and lives with his wife and two adult children.

View his job responsibilities.

Rob PhillipsRob Phillips

Chief Finance Officer - £74,924
Rob Phillips is a qualified accountant through the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and has 25 years’ experience working in public finance. He began his career as an office junior and gradually worked his way up, performing various roles in a number of different local authorities and gaining experience across all aspects of local government finance.

His last role prior to joining the Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner was as Deputy Chief Finance Officer for the two OPCCs in West Mercia and Warwickshire – a role which gave Rob particular experience of effective collaboration between PCCs, police forces and partner agencies.

View his job responsibilities.
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