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.