Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Alison Hernandez is the police and crime commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and leads on road safety for the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners.
Alison grew up in Torquay before securing an honours degree in Sociology from Kingston University and studied marketing at Plymouth Business School.
In her early career, Alison worked in public service and served as an elected councillor in Torbay. She went on to run her own management consultancy working internationally to help companies in the housing and transport sectors with business improvement.
Alison was elected PCC in 2016 and established a plan for safe, resilient and connected communities. Road safety is an issue of key importance to Devon and Cornwall which faces challenges presented by a largely rural road network which is not geared up for modern traffic conditions amplified by the millions of visitors welcomed to the area each year.
Police and crime commissioners are directly elected by the public and are responsible for the totality of policing and tackling crime. This includes setting the police budget, establishing the police and crime objectives for the area and holding the chief constable to account for the delivery of policing.