Previously Jo was Assistant Chief Constable for Kent, most recently heading up the local policing command.
Her career in the police spans almost 26 years, during which time she has undertaken a wide variety of roles. These have mainly been operational, in uniform and as a detective within the Child and Adult Protection arena, in CID and as a firearms and critical incident commander for over 15 years.
Most of her time has been served in Norfolk, with the last four years in Kent.
Outside of work, Jo sits as a Trustee for the charity Embrace (Child Victims of Crime) and is a keen sportswoman, raising money for various charities through her participation in sporting events; she is also the proud owner of a very exuberant rescued Mountain dog, Rocky.
Julia spent over 26 years in Kent Police, which provided a wealth of experience across both crime and uniform roles in Local Policing, Criminal Justice and Public Protection. She served as Divisional Commander for West Division, as well as a Strategic Firearms and Gold Public Order Commander.
Now residing in Kent, Julia grew up in Sussex and her family still lives in the county. She enjoys spending time visiting the coast and villages, along with the South Downs.
Julia enjoys running and belongs to a local running club. She also enjoys travel, and socialising with her husband, friends and family.
Dave joined Sussex Police in 1997 having spent 10 years working in the retail and travel industries and in the military. He started his police career in Brighton, then as a Sergeant in West Sussex, with the National Crime Squad (now NCA) and divisional CID as a Detective Inspector. He then spent the next few years as a DCI on division and Criminal Justice then as District Commander in Brighton.
He led local and national inspections with the HMIC and was a divisional Superintendent for Crime and Operations before transferring on promotion to Chief Superintendent in Surrey Police, leading Response Command, Specialist Crime Command across Surrey and Sussex, Public Protection and East Surrey Division.
Dave was promoted to Assistant Chief Constable for Surrey and Sussex Operations, Gatwick Airport and Force Contact, Command and Control Department in May 2019. He holds a number of regional portfolios, is a Public Order Gold Commander, Strategic Firearms Commander, national assessor, holds a Masters’ Degree and is a qualified executive coach. He is passionate about policing, catching and holding to account those who do the most harm to our communities and supporting people to be the best they can be.
He likes to try to keep fit buy with a busy job and four children, there isn't time for much else.
Joseph has the responsibility for how Surrey Police and Sussex Police utilise information, technology and innovation to drive better engagements with the communities we serve. He joined the forces in late 2018 with the aim to drive digital innovation into the heart of the organisations and improve outcomes for the people we engage with.
Joseph believes that technology should complement policing and has worked with police services nationally to deliver innovative solutions to the challenges faced in their engagements.
Prior to working for Surrey Police and Sussex Police, Joseph worked in the private sector supporting other public sector organisations in delivering value for money services that put the consumer at the centre of their propositions. In his career, he has designed, developed and overseen transformation initiatives such as connectivity and internet security for schools and pupils on a regional scale, collaborations and communications platforms for charities and more recently integrated mobile working solutions for police officers designed to reduce paperwork and help improve the available time officers have in the community.
Peter has over 30 years’ experience in local government finance and senior management, having held Chief Finance Officer, Resources Director and Head of Paid Service roles.
His portfolio includes Finance, Procurement, and Facilities (property, vehicle fleet management and firearms licensing).
A CIPFA qualified Accountant, he has been s151 Officer at three local authorities - Malvern Hills, Gloucester City and Bristol City Councils. During this time he has become renowned for both service transformation and for implementing alternative service delivery models, including innovative partnerships with the private sector - most recently playing a key role in the set-up of Bristol Energy Ltd, a unique, local authority wholly-owned trading company supplying energy to households and businesses nationwide.
Outside of work, Peter is married with three children, all of whom play in bands. With his eldest son based in Leeds, his daughter in Bristol and his youngest son at home in Worcestershire, he spends much of his spare time at weekends as an unpaid roadie! He is also a member of his local parish council and a qualified motorcycle instructor, teaching learners on a voluntary basis at a local scheme.