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14 January 2021
John Apter said he was looking forward to developing a constructive relationship with Lord Herbert of South Downs after he was appointed by the Home Secretary today as Chair of the College of Policing Board.
Mr Apter said: “I look forward to meeting Lord Herbert and developing a constructive relationship on behalf of our members. The College of Policing is such an important part of policing so it’s essential we work closely with them on behalf of the 130,000 police officers we represent.”
Lord Herbert replaces outgoing Chair, Christine Elliott and was Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice across both the Home Office and Ministry of Justice. He was previously Shadow Minister for Police Reform, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, and a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee.
He was MP for Arundel & Downs from 2005 to 2019, Minister of State of Police and Criminal Justice from 2010-2012, and in September 2020 he was created Lord Herbert of South Downs, taking the Conservative Whip in the House of Lords.