Head of Civil Claims
Craig has been a constable with Lincolnshire Police since August 2000. Before joining, Craig worked in the hospitality and financial sectors. He joined the police to try to make a difference in society.
Craig was a Response and Patrol Officer in his home force for 15 years, joining the Federation as a workplace representative in 2009, before becoming the full-time Secretary and Treasurer of Lincolnshire Police Federation in 2015. Craig chose to become a rep after he was involved in a number of investigations and saw the valuable work done by the reps who looked after him; it made him want to help officers in similar situations.
During his time as a Federation rep, Craig has represented officers in equality matters, fairness at work issues, Unsatisfactory Performance Procedures (UPP), Unsatisfactory Attendance Procedures (UAP), Ill Health Retirement, Police Regulation issues, Post-Incident Procedures (PIP), and many other areas.
As Secretary of the Lincolnshire Branch, Craig led on the introduction of a fit-for-purpose Limited Duties policy within his force and brought about adjustments to Lincolnshire's Acting Allowance, Temporary Salary and Temporary Promotion processes to ensure officers were paid correctly.
Craig became a National Board member in 2016, and sits on the Professional Development and Operational Policing subcommittees. He was elected as Head of Civil Claims in 2018.
Head of Criminal Claims
Andy was appointed to Durham Constabulary in August 1989 and spent the formative years of his service in Response policing and as a local Neighbourhood beat officer in the former mining communities along the east coast of County Durham.
In July 2002, Andy was promoted to sergeant and continued to work in Response as a Shift Supervisor in North Durham, leading a team of constables and managing incidents and investigations, before moving on to a Custody role.
Andy became a Federation representative in 1997 and served for 17 years as both a constables' and sergeants' rep. Andy has since held an array of Federation positions including, Health and Safety Leader, National Custody Forum Secretary and Deputy General Secretary/Treasurer of the Sergeant’s Central Committee.
As a National Board member, Andy has been active in a range of workstreams which include the Health and Safety sub-committee, the Legislation sub-committee, the Professional Standards sub-committee, the Strategic Priorities Working Group, the National Custody Officers' Forum and the Custody Stakeholders Group, to name a few.
Andy became a National Board member in 2014 and served as Deputy General Secretary between 2014-8. He was elected as Head of Criminal Claims in 2018.