WARWICKSHIRE Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Philip Seccombe has appointed a deputy.
The decision to appoint Emma Daniell won the support of the Warwickshire Police and Crime Panel at a special confirmation hearing on Monday (April 25), where members were able to post questions to her, before voting unanimously to endorse the Commissioner’s selection.
Mrs Daniell served as a police officer in another force area for 16 years, achieving the rank of Sergeant.
In that time, she worked in several roles – including in operational and neighbourhood teams, as well as in the staff office.
She also has experience of staff roles in the same force and is committed to listening to, and working with, communities by engaging with victims and other priority groups such as young people.
PCC Philip Seccombe said: “Emma will make a formidable deputy and I very much look forward to working with her.
“Emma’s experience as a former police officer will no doubt serve her well and I firmly believe having her as deputy will provide me, and the office, with the necessary resilience and capacity to do our very best for the residents of Warwickshire while also helping to ensure Warwickshire Police is a quality and trusted force.”
Emma added: “I am really excited to be working alongside Philip and can’t wait to get started in the role.
“I know we are both absolutely committed to working hard on behalf of Warwickshire’s communities and I look forward to having the opportunity to support our dedicated police officers, staff and volunteers, alongside getting to know our community leaders, to better understand how we can meet their needs while protecting the people of Warwickshire from harm.”
Mrs Daniell will take up her new role on May 9.