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Greater Manchester no longer has a Police and Crime Commissioner. The Mayor of Greater Manchester has now taken responsibility for policing and crime.

Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer

GMPCC Chief Executive Adam Allen

GMPCC Chief Executive Adam Allen

Every Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) must have a Chief Executive in post who will support and advise the PCC in delivering all his/her statutory duties and responsibilities. 

The Chief Executive will work with the PCC to:

  • Enable delivery of the PCC’s vision, strategy and identified priorities.
  • Oversee reports.
  • Facilitate appropriate scrutiny of the police force’s activities.
  • Plan how resources will be used.
  • Ensure the strategic needs assessment allow the PCC to prioritise their budget effectively.
  • Oversee commissioning contracts and delivery of these.
  • Review and evaluate performance against the Police and Crime Plan.
  • Help the PCC to challenge the force’s strategic and financial planning as appropriate.
  • Ensure the effective strategic and operational leadership of the Office of the PCC (OPCC).

The Chief Executive also holds the role of the Monitoring Officer, with a remit to draw to the PCC’s attention to any actual or possible contravention of law, maladministration or injustice. 

The Monitoring Officer must report to the PCC if it appears that any proposal, decision or failure within their organisation constitutes, has given rise to, or is likely to break the law or code of practice.

The Monitoring Officer must send a copy of that report to the police and crime panel.   The Chief Executive and Monitoring Officer role exists in addition to the scrutiny provided by the PCP. 

The Chief Executive for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner of Greater Manchester is Adam Allen, whom you can contact on 0161 604 7711 or by emailing adam.allen@gmpcc.org.uk. His salary is £86k.

Adam’s biography

Adam graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University and began his career as a mechanical engineer in the health service in 1992. Following this he worked in local government for eighteen years at Tameside Council, 10 of these as an Assistant Executive Director in charge of community services. 

He has a master’s degree in facilities management and led on a £25 million refurbishment programme of cultural and sporting venues in Tameside, as well as designing and delivering a new vision for community services and engagement in the borough. 

Adam has worked across Greater Manchester, chairing groups to bring together the key cultural organisations, which has helped contribute to Greater Manchester being such a vibrant place to visit and live. 

While the lead for community safety in Tameside, Adam developed strong partnerships and delivered reductions in crime. He has worked closely with Greater Manchester Police, taking the local authority lead for major operations including Operation Challenger – a multi-agency response to tackling organised criminal gangs in Greater Manchester. 

Adam is an adopted Mancunian, moving from his native Newcastle in 1988, and he has now lived in Manchester for 27 years. He has two children, enjoys cycling and walking, and is currently climbing all the peaks over 2000ft in England, of which he has 75 left to do.