The Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime in Staffordshire is Ben Adams, who took up the position on 14 May 2021 following a successful election. The Commissioner is responsible for delivering the strategic vision and holding the Chief Fire Officer to account in delivering that vision.
Ben Adams has oversight and applies scrutiny and in turn the Police, Fire and Crime Panel reviews and scrutinises publicly his decisions – an important check and balance in the system.
The Staffordshire Commissioner also handles complaints and conduct matters in relation to the Chief Fire Officer.
He receives all funding, including the government grant, and other sources of income related to fire and rescue services.
The former Fire and Rescue Authority ceased to exist from August 1, but if you want to look at any of the minutes from their public meetings or historical information, this can be found in the publication scheme.
To find out more about the Staffordshire Commissioner, go to the Staffordshire Commissioner's website.