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The Commissioner’s Team

The Police and Crime Commissioner, Alun Michael, is supported by a small team of officers, who assist in fulfilling his duties.

In November 2016 Emma Wools was appointed as Deputy Commissioner on secondment from the National Offender Management Service in Wales (NOMS), which was ratified by the South Wales Police and Crime Panel on the 18th October 2016. This appointment meets the legal requirement for this role and fills the gap left by the previous permanent Deputy Commissioner, Sophie Howe, who has become the first Future Generations Commissioner for Wales.

Senior Staff

Deputy Commissioner – Emma Wools
Chief of Staff (Interim) – Lee Jones
Chief Finance Officer – Peter Curran

Other Staff

  • Quality of Service Manager and Deputy Monitoring Officer x 1
  • Head of Scrutiny and Assurance x 1
  • Victim Services Manager x 1 (Ministry of Justice funded - vacant)
  • Lead Officer for Grants and Funding x 1
  • Partnerships & Volunteer Manager x 1
  • Policy Leads x 3
  • Policy Support x 2
  • Analyst x 1
  • Business Manager x 1
  • Engagement and Assurance Officer x 1 (part-time)
  • Staff Officers/Researchers x 2
  • Quality of Service Officer x 1
  • Personal Assistants/Administrative support x 4
  • Dyfodol Team x 4 (inc x 2 part-time)

Team Demographics (as at February 2019)

Total Staff: 32 (Including inward secondments, excludes external secondments)
Gender: Female – 23 Male – 9
Staff members with a disability: 0
Staff members from an ethnic minority background: 2 


Seconded Staff of the Chief Constable

The secondment of a police officer to act as a staff officer to the Commissioner fulfils 3 purposes:

  1. Provides immediate support of a police officer who understands the workings of the force at the front end and is often able to assist in explaining the way that issues are dealt with immediately in the course of meetings rather than through later correspondence.
  2. The operational knowledge of an officer often enables us to direct people to the right place within South Wales Police for matters to be dealt with and to obtain quick replies to straightforward enquiries which do not require a conversation between the Commissioner and Chief Officers.
  3. It provides a development opportunity for the seconded officer who will normally be an experienced Sergeant who is seeking promotion to Inspector and therefore benefits from the strategic nature of the meetings he attends with the Commissioner, and develops an awareness of partners with whom the Commissioner works with in Local Government, the NHS, Welsh Government and a variety of statutory and voluntary bodies.




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