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Philip Seccombe

Lead for Emergency Service Collaboration and Police and Crime Commissioner
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and Warwickshire Police (Confirmed)

Philip Seccombe was elected as the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2016. He was born in Birmingham and was educated at Rugby School before going onto study Estate Management at The Royal Agricultural College. A chartered surveyor by trade, Philip has a strong grounding in public life, having been a Conservative councillor on Stratford-on-Avon District Council between 2002 and 2017. In addition, Philip also served with the Territorial Army (now Army Reserve) for 25 years, commanding his Regiment and reaching the rank of Colonel. He received the Territorial Decoration (TD) for his long service. He still maintains his military connections as chairman of the West Midlands Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association and as chairman of the Warwickshire Army Benevolent Fund. His key priorities as Police and Crime Commissioner are to ensure that police are properly equipped, trained and motivated to protect the public and bring offenders to justice, while maintaining high visibility among local communities and strong support for victims of crime. He has also pledged to cut red tape and find new efficiencies enabling frontline policing to be boosted. Nationally, Philip is the chair of the Emergency Services Collaboration Working Group and he is also the lead of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ portfolio group on emergency services collaboration.

  • Training and recruitment: exploring the changing expectations from new recruits, as well as the ever-changing expectation of a modern workplace for the emergency services
  • How funding continues to dictate decision-making, as well as innovative funding models across all blue light services
  • Are there ways to de-politicise and minimise the process of procurements and contracts?
  • How can employee wellbeing be guaranteed, in light of the high priority and unpredictable nature of emergencies?
  • Establishing the vision for the development and operation of business management and information systems for blue light services
  • The importance of innovation, in both a technological and cognitive sense – how all emergency services should be scrutinising and progressing their systems and models of working including digital platforms, cloud hosting and control room solutions