Acting PCC Steve Pick
Steve Pick – Acting South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner
The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel appointed Steve Pick, the Chief Finance Officer of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, as Acting PCC on 18 September 2014. As Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, Steve Pick will manage the transition period between now and the forthcoming by-election due to take place on 30 October this year (2014).
Steve Pick is a long serving (40 years+) officer who has worked at a senior and strategic level in a number of public sector organisations for more than a decade.
At the time of his appointment as Acting Police and Crime Commissioner, Steve was Treasurer (Section 151 Officer / Treasurer (Chief Finance Officer under the 2011 Act)) to the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC). Steve has been directly employed by the PCC since April 2014, in continuation of the role he had previously carried out as an employee of the South Yorkshire Joint Secretariat. His role as a staff member of the OPCC was a temporary role, pending the forthcoming permanent appointment to the new Chief Finance and Commissioning Officer post in the new structure.
Prior to, and alongside, his role as Treasurer to the Police and Crime Commissioner, Steve has held a number of senior roles in South Yorkshire including the post of Executive Director of Finance and Property Services, Deputy Chief Executive and finally Interim Chief Executive at Barnsley Council. He was for several years also the Chief Officer to the Special Interest Group of Municipal Authorities (an all party lobbying alliance) before his appointment as Clerk and Treasurer to the South Yorkshire Joint Authorities (Police; Fire and Integrated Transport) .
My role as your Acting Police and Crime Commissioner
I have a firm and relatively straightforward view of the main task to be carried out by an Acting (unelected) Commissioner in the circumstances currently facing South Yorkshire.
I believe that the people of South Yorkshire will elect as their next PCC, the candidate who they believe, regardless of background, is best able to address the very significant challenges ahead, not least those arising from the very distressing revelations of recent weeks.
In the meantime, preparations need to be made so that the newly elected Commissioner can begin to address public concerns and restore public confidence as quickly as possible.
In the very short period of time before the by-election, the Acting Commissioner and her/his staff working together with other agencies, primarily South Yorkshire Police, need to prepare to present the newly elected Commissioner a comprehensive briefing on those challenges.
This will of course include listening closely to the various statements made by candidates regarding their aims and objectives, in order that such briefing can be appropriately tailored to any publicly made commitments given by the successful candidate.”
The salary of the Acting Police and Crime Commissioner is £85,000 per year.