Who We Are
Your Commissioner is elected by the public and acts as your voice, holding the Chief Constable and Chief Fire Officer, and their services, to account and making them answerable to the communities they serve.
Commissioners work to deliver an effective and efficient Police and Fire & Rescue service while ensuring community needs are met as effectively as possible by working closely with local partners. The office works in partnership across a range of agencies at local and national level to ensure there is a unified approach across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
Commissioners do not run the Police and Fire & Rescue services at an operational level, but they ensure that those who are in charge are doing a good job. They decide priorities for each service, detailing them in the Police & Crime Plan and Fire & Rescue Plan, and set their budgets.
Ben Adams – Staffordshire Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Commissioner
Ben Adams was born and brought up in Sutton Coldfield and have lived in Staffordshire since marrying his wife, Jackie, 31 years ago.
Since 2007 he has been working for communities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent as district councillor in Lichfield, a county councillor in Tamworth and as a parliamentary candidate for Stoke-on-Trent North & Kidsgrove in the 2015 and 2017 general elections.
Helen Fisher – Deputy Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire
Helen Fisher is the Deputy Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime. In 1991 she set up a car repair business in Cannock with her then husband, which was the beginning of a life-long interest in roads and transport.
Louise Clayton – Chief Executive
As Chief Executive, Louise is responsible for the strategic, operational and day-to-day management needed to deliver the priorities in the Commissioner’s Police & Crime and Fire & Rescue Plans.
Louise is a Staffordshire resident, bringing to the role over 25 years’ leadership experience from both the private and public sector.