Following a confirmation hearing by the Police and Crime Panel on Friday 4th November, Andrea Petty has been appointed as Chief of Staff of the Durham Police and Crime Commissioners Office.
Within the role of Chief of Staff, Ms Petty will be responsible for ensuring all policies and processes of the office are in line with expected statutory requirements, along with facilitating the roles and responsibilities of the Commissioner.
Ms Petty commented “I am delighted to have been offered the opportunity to support Joy Allen, Police and Crime Commissioner in achieving her vision of making Durham and Darlington communities safer, stronger, and more resilient to crime and anti-social behaviour.
In my role as Chief of Staff I will work with the PCC, partners and communities to make progress on the Police and Crime Plan priorities of having safer businesses, communities, roads and countryside as well as support to victims and witnesses and safeguarding those using online platforms.”
Ms Petty has previously worked for Durham County Council for around 32 years, in a variety of roles and is currently Strategic Manager for Partnerships which she has held since July 2017. She has significant experience of partnership working, policy development, working with elected members, staff management and budget management, as well as working with the voluntary and community sector to make a difference to the lives of people living in County Durham.
Commissioner Allen said “I look forward to working with Andrea as we progress with the aims and objectives of my Police and Crime Plan and continue to hold to account the running of the Force.
Andrea has the wealth of experience and skills that enable her to support myself and my office to act in the best interest of the public, to improve policing across our area.”
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