Ernie Hendricks

Ernie Hendricks

Board Member Ernie Hendricks

This is Ernie's second term as a member of the SPCB.

His work in public office began in 2006 when he was elected as a Liberal Democrat councillor for Birmingham City Council.  He represented the ward of Moseley and Kings Heath for eight years. During that time he served on the Public Protection, Planning and Social Cohesion Scrutiny committees.  He was also a member of a number of external monitoring agencies, including West Midlands Passenger Transport Authority and the former Police Authority, where he served on the Personnel, Protective Services and the Local Policing and Justice committees.  He was the lead member for Birmingham for two years reporting back to the City Council.

Ernie's responsibilities within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have included WMP 2020, a major change programme that seeks to make better use of technology in everyday working practices, and the Youth Employment Initiative, which connects young reoffenders with job opportunities. He also sits on the Chief Constable and Commissioner's Joint Audit Committee.

Ernie's interests extend into housing.  He is currently chair of the Homes Board for the Longhurst Group housing association. The board represents the interests of the group's organisations, which own and manage 18,500 homes in total across the West Midlands.