PCC deputy named

April 08 2022

THE Avon & Somerset police and crime commissioner has appointed a deputy.

Claire Hiscott, a former Bristol City Council cabinet member who is the area chairman for Bristol and Gloucestershire Conservatives, is tasked with assisting PCC Mark Shelford, increasing engagement with residents and the policing family, and ensuring "continuity in unforeseen circumstances". Her appointment to the three-day-a-week role, with an annual salary of £39,051 – 45% of the PCC's £86,700 salary – was confirmed by the Police and Crime Panel.

Claire said: “I’m motivated to tackle inequality and increase opportunities for all; I see policing and criminal justice as an area where there is disproportionality and inequality in outcomes for different groups in society. 

“I’m really focused on protecting the most vulnerable groups in our society including the elderly, people with mental health issues and women and girls."