Police Federation

Principal Officers

We have eight Principal Officers as part of our National Board. The National Chair is elected by members, with candidates coming from the National Board and National Council, the National Secretary is selected from the National Board via an interview process, and all other roles are elected from among the National Board.

Steve Hartshorn

Steve Hartshorn

National Chair

Steve joined the Metropolitan Police in 1995, before moving to the Met’s Firearms Command. He became a Federation rep in 2008 because he wanted to help colleagues that were going through a difficult time.

In 2018 he was voted in as a National Board member for the Metropolitan Police Federation and was responsible for various workstreams that help protect and support members, including leading on firearms and Taser matters.

Steve is determined to be an integral working part of the National Council and National Board that strives to hold the Government, IOPC, College of Policing and other stakeholders to account.

His priorities are ensuring PFEW has greater influence and negotiation powers when it comes to pay and pension discussions with the Government and pressing for a long-term funding strategy to allow officers to live a better life both personally and professionally.

 

Tiff Lynch

Tiff Lynch

Deputy National Chair

Tiff joined Leicestershire Police in 1995.  Throughout her Policing career, she has specialised in firearms, tactical support and frontline as a general response and beat officer.

Her Federation career started in 2007 with progression to the post of Chair of Leicestershire’s Constables Committee (2011-2014); Chair of Leicestershire Police Federation (2014-2018); and National Board member of the Police Federation of England and Wales (2018-present).

Nationally, Tiff has led on Conduct and Performance and Parliamentary engagement, lobbying for the organisation - with membership and representation always at the core

Tiff supports and deputises for the National Chair, seeking to drive forward the National Chairs priorities and strategy of PFEW.

 

Calum Macleod

Calum Macleod

National Secretary

Calum has been a police officer for 25 years, the first six of which was spent in the service of Strathclyde Police before transferring to South Wales Police.

Most of Calum’s service has been in frontline operational roles, including response and community policing in Cardiff.

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 National Vice Chair from 2015-2018.

He led the organisation as National Chair until the triennial elections in 2019 - a first in Federation history when members were given the opportunity to vote for local and national representatives.

Calum headed up the national criminal claims department before becoming the National Secretary in 2022.

Gemma Fox

Gemma Fox

Deputy National Secretary

Bio to come.


 

 

 

 

 

Simon Kempton

Simon Kempton

National Treasurer

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Simon joined Dorset Police in 2000 working as a frontline Response officer, both as a constable and as a sergeant, where he gained qualifications as a licensed Search Team Leader and a Hostage and Crisis Negotiator.

He has also worked in some more covert roles, including undercover policing, surveillance and counter-terrorist policing. This breadth of experience has given him the opportunity to build a well-rounded career with experience across a range of disciplines. Some of the roles have been subject to enhanced vetting, requiring the upmost levels of integrity and personal ethics.

Having become a Federation representative approximately seven years ago, Simon trained as a Misconduct, Equality and Health and Safety rep, and still maintains a role on his home board as a Misconduct rep. This, alongside his occasional operational work, has enabled him to maintain links with operational colleagues.

After becoming a National Board member, Simon’s was elected as Deputy National Treasurer in 2017 to support the National Treasurer and Finance Director by helping to implement the initiatives being brought forward, and building close working relationships with stakeholders.

 

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson

Deputy National Treasurer 

Bio to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Craig Hewitt

Craig Hewitt

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.


Kersten Peters

Kersten Peters

Head of Criminal Claims

Bio to come.

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