• Forest of Dean District Councillor Nick Evans is Gloucestershire’s new Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner (DPCC)
  • His appointment was confirmed at a meeting of the Police and Crime Panel earlier today
  • Mr. Evans, who is the Conservative Councillor for Tidenham, will lead on crime prevention and the ‘public health’ approach to crime, represent the PCC in meetings, in public and act on his behalf as required by law
  • Mr. Nelson said, “Nick was the outstanding candidate in a competitive interview process for which we had a number of excellent applicants and I look forward to working with him”.

Forest of Dean District Councillor Nick Evans is Gloucestershire’s new Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner (DPCC).

Mr. Evans, who is also a former Special Constable, was selected as the preferred candidate following a competitive interview process nearly three weeks ago. An announcement was temporarily put on hold to allow further consultation with the Police and Crime Panel and his appointment was confirmed at their meeting today.

He said, “I have always been driven by a sense of duty and public service, so I am thrilled to be joining Chris as his Deputy Commissioner.

“By delivering on our promises, and putting more officers on the beat, we can cut anti-social behaviour, reduce rural crime and make sure our communities feel that the police are focusing on the issues that matter to them, whether they live in Lydney or Lechlade.

“I’m looking forward to working with organisations across the County to drive down crime, and make sure our residents feel safe and secure, wherever they live.”

Mr. Evans is a public policy and communications professional with diverse experience spanning the public and private sector. Most recently, he served as an advisor to the Mayor of the West of England where he was a key part of the team planning the economic recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic for a region of more than one million people. Previously, he worked for the Government’s technology agency Innovate UK and was Head of Communications and Press Secretary to the Attorney General.  He is also a district councillor in the Forest of Dean and a former Special Constable in the Metropolitan Police.

PCC Chris Nelson said, “Nick was the outstanding candidate in a very strong field. He brings a wealth of experience and I look forward to working with him as we implement the promises I have made to the public”.