The PCC Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott was elected Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in May 2016.

His role is to set policing priorities for the county, by consulting with the public and putting together a Police and Crime Plan. He then holds the Chief Constable of Kent Police to account for the delivery of that plan. The PCC also sets the council tax precept for policing, is responsible for the overall policing budget, and commissions services for victims of crime and funds community safety projects.

Mr Scott lives in Swanley with his wife and young daughter. He is a fan of cricket and football, enjoys real ale and is a keen musician, having played in covers bands across the South East for a number of years.

He also serves as the national Association of Police and Crime Commissioners' portfolio holder for Performance, the portfolio holder for Mental Health, and is one of its three spokesmen for Brexit.

The statutory salary for the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner is £86,700.

Matthew Scott's oath of office

Ethical checklist

Code of Conduct

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011

The Policing Protocol Order 2011


About the OPCC

The Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) is a non-political, impartial organisation which exists to support the work of the elected PCC. All posts within the OPCC are politically restricted

The OPCC currently has an establishment of 20 staff posts. This figure includes two statutory posts - a Chief Executive and a Chief Finance Officer - and also a Schools Project Officer who is employed by Kent Police but currently seconded to the OPCC. For a more detailed breakdown of how the office is structured, please view our organisation chart.

The OPCC also receives a range of professional, transactional, support and administrative services provided by Kent Police staff who are employed by the Chief Constable. These services are provided under section 2(5) and paragraph 7(1) of Schedule 2 of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011.

There are no arrangements for the use of local authority staff.

Profile of current OPCC employees

Gender Number of staff
Female 13 (65%)
Male 7 (35%)
Age Number of staff
18-25 0 (5%)
26-34 5 (25%)
35-49 11 (55%)
50+ 4 (20%)
    Number of staff
 Ethnic minorities  0 (0%)
Disabled 2 (10%)
 Salary bands Number of staff
£16,599 - £19,458
(A3 grade)
£19,458 - £22,479
(B grade)
£20,865 - £24,654
(C grade)
£26,292 - £31,161
(E grade)
£33,111 - £37,830
(F grade)
£40,221 - £45,666
(G grade)
£46,710 - £52,773
(H grade)

Statutory posts
(see below)

Chief Executive Adrian Harper

Salary - £98,895

Adrian Harper has over 32 years’ policing experience both as a police officer and a member of police staff.

In that time he performed roles in the Metropolitan Police Anti-Corruption Unit and led major investigations as a Senior Investigating Officer before retiring from Surrey Police as a Detective Chief Superintendent in 2013. 

Prior to joining the Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, he spent two years as the Crime and Incident Registrar for Kent Police. He is married and lives with his wife and two adult children.

Role responsibilities.

Chief Finance Officer Rob Phillips

Salary - £78,333

Rob Phillips is a qualified accountant through the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) and has 25 years’ experience working in public finance. He began his career as an office junior and gradually worked his way up, performing various roles in a number of different local authorities and gaining experience across all aspects of local government finance.

His last role prior to joining the Office of the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner was as Deputy Chief Finance Officer for the two OPCCs in West Mercia and Warwickshire – a role which gave Rob particular experience of effective collaboration between PCCs, police forces and partner agencies.

Role responsibilities