Caroline Henry

Caroline Henry was elected Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2021.

After working with communities and stakeholders to finalise her statutory Police and Crime Plan – ‘Make Notts Safe’ – she and her Office are working hard to deliver the Plan’s priorities of preventing crime, responding to local needs and supporting victims of crime.  Caroline is focussed on working with her key partners to achieve the Plan’s core ambitions of providing an outstanding police service, helping victims of crime to cope and recover, and ensuring our Nottinghamshire criminal justice service is effective and efficient.   

As PCC, her role includes holding Nottinghamshire Police’s Chief Constable to account and engaging with the people of Nottinghamshire to determine how best to spend public funding, whilst supporting and empowering communities, third-sector organisations and partner agencies to come together as a team with a common aim – to Make Notts Safe.

Managing a budget of nearly £250 million, Commissioner Henry is responsible for setting policing priorities in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and ensuring funding is at the right level to provide the best value service for the public.

Commissioner Henry oversees the work of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Violence Reduction Unit – which is a partnership that brings together specialists from local government, health, education, policing and criminal justice to work with communities and the third sector to reduce serious violence and tackle its underlying causes.

She also provides community safety grants to individuals and organisations whose aims and objectives are aligned to the Make Notts Safe Plan.

Commissioner Henry is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusivity and recognises that there is work to do to build trust and confidence in the police. She also understands that the force needs to continue to get better at forging relationships and teamwork between diverse communities and the police.

She is also determined to ensure Nottinghamshire Police becomes more representative of the people it serves, by recruiting officers and staff from all backgrounds and abilities so that they can help build that change in culture within the force.

Commissioner Henry is proud to be the headline sponsor of the Black Achievers Awards 2022 and looks forward to celebrating and promoting the achievements of our Black and Minority Ethnic community.