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Norfolk Police Federation

Meet The Norfolk Police Federation Reps – PC Stu Barnard

16 November 2021

Meet The Norfolk Police Federation Reps – PC Stu Barnard

Q. Can you give us a brief summary of your career history and your current rank and role?
A. I’ve had 20 years in Norfolk Police, only just turned 20 on the 5th November - so looking forward to my long service ceremony next year. The majority of my service has been front line response starting in Great Yarmouth, Thetford, Norwich and South Norfolk. I’ve had 4 years in Learning and Development as a student officer assessor, PST and 1st Aid instructor. Having completed the old part 1 and 2 Sergeants promotion exams/role plays I am qualified to the rank and have completed acting roles on response at sergeant rank. I am currently a Beat manager for Hethersett and Mulbarton where I am enjoying local policing.

Q. What made you want to be a Fed Rep?
A. Having been involved in PIM, my awareness of Federation help has increased and after being involved in student officer case conferences. My desire to help others has materialised to becoming a Fed Rep where I will receive training and guidance myself in order others to receive a balanced and fair process of any investigations affecting individuals.

Q. Why do you think it’s important for members to be supported by fellow officers as their Reps?
A. It's important for my fellow colleagues to get help and guidance from others who are experienced in the same working arenas.

Q. Which areas in particular are you looking forward to focusing on?
A. My focus will be student officers as I have experience in this field during my days in L+D

Q. What should members do if they’re concerned about anything?
A. Members should seek advice and guidance if they feel something isn’t right about any investigation where they are under the spotlight

Q. What would you say to colleagues who might wonder where their subs go?
A. They might not think it now but the Federation is a massive safety net especially in terms of the right of legal representations, in my experiences, Reps and the board have a massive amount of experience/knowledge they can bring to the table which in its own right is priceless.