Prior to joining the Joint Central Committee or JCC (now known as the Interim National Board since June 2014), Steve White served as a representative at both sergeant rank, serving as secretary of the Sergeants Branch Board and inspector rank, serving as chair of the Inspectors Branch Board and vice chair of the Joint Branch Board for more than a decade.
Locally, Steve has been heavily involved in discipline work and has represented officers of all ranks.
Steve’s comprehensive operational service is also wide ranging, including six years as an authorised firearms officer on ARVs, roads policing, working as response team and also as the staff officer to the ACC Commander of one of the largest BCUs in the country.
For his role as inspector whilst serving in Bristol, Steve received three commendations for courage and leadership.
Steve was elected vice chair of the JCC in November 2012. In this role, he supported the Federation chair in his engagement with stakeholders and opinion formers and acted as an ambassador for the police and the Police Federation.
He was also involved in the Executive Board National Member Database project and in negotiations with ACPO regarding data protection.
Andy Fittes joined the Metropolitan Police in 1987 as a constable working in the east end of London.
He fully embraced his work with differing communities and learnt to deal with a myriad of situations presented to him on a daily basis.
In 1996, Andy was promoted to sergeant and three years later he became a Federation representative. In 2011 he became the chair of the metropolitan Sergeants Branch Board (SBB) where he became the lead for the Metropolitan Police Federation (MPF) on promotion matters.
He also became the secretary of the Promotion and Training Sub-Committee, sat on the Training Sub-Committee, and the Operational Policing Sub-Committee which dealt with issues encountered by officers on the beat and helped to provide better equipment to ensure their safety.
Andy has represented officers at all levels of performance and believes that representation is fundamental to the service provided to Federation members.
In 2013, Andy become a member of the Joint Central Committee or JCC (now known as the Interim National Board since June 2014) and in May that year was elected as the Sergeant Central Committee (SCC) deputy general secretary.
Andy became General Secretary of the SCC and later became the chair of the Professional Development Sub-Committee and the Special Constabulary Working Group, while also sitting on the Operational Policing and Professional Standards Sub-Committees.
Other accomplishments in Andy’s career include working on the London Olympic Games as the lead planner for one of the live sites and assisting in the development of a festival drugs strategy for the Met.
Martyn Mordecai joined the Metropolitan Police in 1979. As a Constable, Martyn predominantly served in the East End of London, with a period of time spent on the Inner ‘K’ Motor Vehicle Crime Squad and Royalty & Diplomatic Protection, which included Close Protection duties. Martyn was promoted to Sergeant in 1985, again serving in the East End of London.
As a Sergeant, he performed duties such as Patrol, Charge Sergeant (later to become Custody Officer), and Communications Sergeant. During this time, Martyn also ran a protective unit and was part of the Metropolitan Police Force’s Armed Response Vehicle Unit.
In 1994, Martyn moved to Hendon Police Training School as an Instructor within the IT School and in 2005, moved across to the Driving School. Martyn is an Advanced Police Driver. He is also conversant with numerous Police IT systems and was an Authorised Police Firearms Officer. Martyn was elected as a Federation Representative at Hendon in 1995, advancing to the Sergeants Branch Board in 1996. He soon became Secretary of the Sergeants Branch Board Custody Sub-Committee and in 2000, proceeded to the Sergeants Executive for the Joint Executive Committee. In 2002 he also became Trustee of funds. Martyn has been influential on a variety of sub-committees and represented members at all levels of Police Discipline, Employment Tribunals, DSS Appeals, Pension Reviews and Health & Safety Issues.
Martyn’s National Federation career began in 2005, when he joined the Sergeants Central Committee. On 23rd January 2008, Martyn was jointly responsible for the logistics behind the Fair Play for Police March. Elected Deputy Treasurer of the Joint Central Committee (now known as the Interim National Board) in May 2008 and Treasurer in September 2009. Martyn will be instrumental in maximising value for money from all business partners, thus providing the best value service for every Federation member.
As Treasurer of the Interim National Board, Martyn will continue to ensure that the Police Federation of England and Wales maintains a robust, balanced financial position from which it can be confident in its ability to provide an excellent level of service to its members.
Calum Macleod has been a police officer for 22 years, the first six of which was spent as an officer in Strathclyde Police and the remainder as an officer in South Wales Police.
Calum worked predominantly as a response officer, but also as a tutor constable and officer safety trainer. He also spent time in crime management and community policing in Cardiff before returning to response on promotion in 1997. The vast majority of Calum's service has been in front line operational duties.
Calum became involved in the Police Federation in 2011 and stood for election as Sergeants Representative for Cardiff, he quickly became equality lead for the Joint Branch Board and then Chair of the Sergeants’ Board. He has also held the position of Regional Chair for Wales.
Calum was General Secretary and Treasurer for the Sergeants Central Committee from May 2014 until his appointment as Vice Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales in April 2016. Calum remains the Chair of the Equality sub-committee and he is determined that the members’ views must be heard and acted upon.
Deputy General Secretary
Andy Ward was appointed to Durham Constabulary in August 1989 and spend the formative years of his service in 24/7 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 the rank of Sergeant and continued to work in response policing as a Shift Supervisor in North Durham, leading a team of constables and managing incidents & investigations.
Andy spent his first incarnation as a Custody Sergeant at Durham City between 2003 and 2004 before returning to 24/7 response policing, and in December 2008 he returned to custody in East Durham until taking up a full time role on the Central Committee in March 2013.
All of Andy’s 23.5 years of active police service were spent in front line uniform operational policing.
Andy was first elected to the Durham Joint Branch Board in July 1997 and served the Police Federation for a virtually consecutive period of seventeen years as both a Constables and a Sergeants Representative.
Andy has held an array of federation positions including, but not limited to, Constables Representative, Health & Safety Leader, National Custody Forum Secretary and Deputy General Secretary/Treasurer of the Sergeant’s Central Committee.
As Regional Sergeants Representative for the North East (No 2) region, Andy has been active in a range of separate rank and joint work-streams and responsibilities which include involvement on the JCC Health & Safety sub-committee, the JCC Legislation sub-committee, the JCC Professional Standards sub-committee, the Strategic Priorities Working Group, the National Custody Officers Forum and the HMIC/HMIP Custody Stakeholders Group, to name a few.