My name is Angus Macpherson and I am the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon. I was first elected to the role in 2012 and re-elected in 2016.
My role is to be the voice of the people and to hold the chief constable and force to account, my aim is to cut crime and deliver effective and efficient policing in our county.
I set the police and crime objectives for our area through my police and crime plan, set the force budget and determine the policing precept. Alongside this I also contribute to the national and international policing capabilities set out by the Home Secretary and bring together community safety and criminal justice partners, to make sure local priorities are joined up.
I have wide experience of policing and the criminal justice system. I was a lead member on the old Wiltshire Police Authority and for 20 years I served as a magistrate in Swindon and was a senior chairman in the adult court. I was a long-serving member of the policy committee and led several local consultations on sentencing guidelines.
My close involvement with two charities - working to help the homeless in Swindon, and my work in the courts - has given me insights into drug and alcohol issues and the need to tackle the cycle of re-offending.
Elections were due to be held May 2020, but due to the current situation, these will be delayed until May 2021 and I will serve another year in office.
See the links below for more information about me and what I do.
I receive an annual salary of £71,400. The salaries of Police and Crime Commissioners are determined by the Home Secretary. A salary range is in place to reflect the differences in force weighting and the policing challenges in each respective force area. The salary range is between £66,300 and £100,000.