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Matthew Scott was elected Kent's Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2016.

Prior to that he worked as a parliamentary manager in Westminster and has extensive experience of working with government departments, local authorities, police, charities and other organisations. He has often assisted with advocacy in casework and complaints processes.

Matthew has served as a local councillor and school governor and he ran a community centre for three years. He has also volunteered as a media development manager for the Scout movement and been a Scout group assistant.

He has a degree in Public Policy, Government and Management from the University of Birmingham after being educated at Beths Grammar School in Bexley.

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

Read the Oath Matthew took 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 OPCC contains 18 staff. This figure includes two statutory posts - a Chief of Staff and a Chief Finance Officer - plus 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 of Staff - £93,654
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 becoming Chief of Staff in 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 - £74,182
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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