Skip to content Skip to menu
Open and Transparent Quality Mark 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20
YouTube Instagram LinkedIm

Frances Hughes


The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is Frances Hughes. The salary of the CEO is £123,120. Frances is one of the statutory officers required by law.

Frances (Fran) Hughes joined the OPCC in October 2017.  Prior to this she was Assistant Director of Communities and Customer Services at Torbay Council. 

Fran started her career as an Environmental Health Practitioner and remains a UKPHR Defined Public Health Specialist with extensive experience in change management, business transformation, community safety, regulatory services and emergency planning.

The CEO’s role is to support and advise the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in delivering his/her manifesto as expressed through the Police and Crime Plan. The CEO also has a range of statutory duties and responsibilities, including:

  1. Strategy and resource planning
  2. Commissioning and service delivery
  3. Information (including obtaining the views of the public, research, strategic needs assessments)
  4. Scrutiny, evaluation and performance; and
  5. Ensuring an efficient and effective Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner. 

The CEO leads the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, focusing on delivering the full range of the commissioner’s plans and objectives, managing the team of paid staff and acting as the commissioner’s senior advisor.