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An independent office holder whose primary role is to enquire into allegations regarding MPs' claims for business costs and expenses

​Comp​liance Officer for IPSA

Tracy Hawkings, Compliance Officer for IPSA

Tracy served 30 years with the Essex Police, retiring as a Detective Chief Superintendent in March 2017. 

Her final role was Head of Crime and Public Protection Command at Essex Police Headquarters, where she led a number of investigative and safeguarding teams linked to the abuse of children and vulnerable adults. In addition she had responsibility for the proactive management of serious and violent offenders and the proactive police on line investigation team.

Immediately prior to this, Tracy was a Detective Superintendent and Head of the Kent and Essex Major Crime Department with responsibility for the investigation of homicides, serious sexual crimes, abductions, kidnaps and extortions. She has also previously headed up the serious organised and economic crime unit which targeted organised crime groups operating across Kent and Essex

Tracy was in investigative roles for most of her policing career and was an accredited Senior Investigating Officer, a PIP 4 Officer in overall command of serious and critical incidents and a Force Authorising Officer. She has led numerous complex and sensitive investigations.​ 

Previous Compliance Officers

  • Andy McDonald (2017-2018)
  • Peter Davis (2011-16)​
  • Martyn Taylor (2011)
  • Luke March (2011)

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