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Full-Time Officials

Jim Gray


Jim joined Northumbria Police in 1993 and has worked within 24/7 Response, Custody, Professional Standards, CID, and Neighbourhood Policing.

Prior to commencing the role of Chairman in December 2015, Jim had been an active local Federation Representative for the previous 10 years, particularly in relation to supporting officers subject to misconduct investigations.

As well as performing the role of Chairman, he carries a number of responsibilities and challenging portfolios, including Health Management, Equality, Public Relations, and Media.

As Chairman, Jim has stated that he is committed to continuing to create a local Police Federation which seeks to deliver ever more professional, effective and relevant means of supporting and representing its members. He is determined to provide Northumbria Police Officers with a service which is not only reactive, but also proactive, and he and his colleagues are constantly looking for ways to provide added value to that service. In short, he wants a local Federation which is worthy of the outstanding officers it serves.

Sharron Phillips


Sharron joined Northumbria Police in 2006 following a career break after 10 years with Wiltshire Police, where she worked in response and neighbourhood support, carrying out surveillance and test purchase work.

Since joining Northumbria, she has worked in Southern Area Command as 24/7 both as a PC and a Sergeant and has been a Federation Representative for 10 years. More recently Sharron has worked within Force Transformation and up until her being elected as Secretary, she was undertaking a fulltime role as the Federation`s Health and Safety Deputy Lead.

As well as being the Secretary, Sharron will now lead on all matters health and safety related.

Sharron has experience in a wide range of Federation work, including discipline/health and absence management and equality. Her main focus is always the welfare of our members.

She was elected as Secretary in December 2021

Andy Smith


Andy joined Northumbria Police in 1994 and was stationed within the Newcastle West Area Command until 1999 when he joined Motor Patrols. For the next 12 years he was based south, predominantly at Southwick, but also had short spells at Farringdon, Whickham, South Shields and Ponteland when he was briefly attached to the ANPR unit.

In 2011 he became a Forensic Collision Investigator, based at Etal Lane, where he remained until mid-2023. During that time, in 2016, he also became a 'Fed Rep' with much of his work based around supporting members in the Ops Support Department throughout a variety of issues.

Andy currently holds the branch board Roads Policing Lead and national Forensic Collision Investigation Lead positions. He has also undertaken the additional branch roles of trustee and then deputy treasurer.

In mid-2023 Andy became the branch Treasurer and Deputy Secretary. Whilst this involves supporting our members in a variety of ways, he predominantly manages the finances of our Federation branch, Group Insurance and The National Police Healthcare Scheme.

Nick Munnelly


Nick Munnelly joined Northumbria Police in 2002 and worked as a Response Officer at Blyth until 2006, he then worked at Newcastle West as a Response officer until joining the Neighbourhood Policing Team in 2008.

Nick was elected as a Newcastle Area Command Federation Representative in 2010, and he combined this role alongside his duties as a Neighbourhood Officer, however he quickly established himself as a prominent Federation Rep amongst his colleagues. He has assisted many of his colleagues is all aspects of Federation business, but his passion has always been supporting members who are accused of misconduct. His knowledge and expertise in this area is second to none and he is qualified in Advanced Representing of Members in Serious Performance, Attendance and Conduct Matters.

In 2018 Nick was elected as the Deputy Conduct Lead for Northumbria Police Federation which enabled him to focus on serious disciplinary cases and to support other Federation Reps in this field.

Nick became the Vice Chairman in December 2022; he leads on Conduct and Performance matters for the Federation as well as supporting the Chairman with his responsibilities.

As the Conduct Lead, Nick provides specialist advice and assistance to Federation Reps and members and holds the force to account on all necessary legal and regulatory matters and requirements related to conduct and performance.

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