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14 November 2019
A Federation workplace representative with 12 years’ experience under his belt has been elected as the new chair of West Midlands Police Federation.
Jon Nott, who is also deputy secretary of the Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum, first became a constables’ rep in 2007 at the recommendation of his then DS as there was a shortage of detective reps within the Federation.
He was also vice-chair and then interim chair of the former Constables’ Branch Board (CBB) which was abolished under the Federation’s reform programme.
“I am delighted to have been chosen as the chair of West Midlands Police Federation,” says Jon, who joined the Force 21 years ago, “I have worked within all areas of business for the Federation and believe I bring a wealth of experience to the role.
“I have also developed a good working relationship with many senior leadership teams through various investigations and led for detective issues within the Force in recent years so I feel I am well placed to represent members’ interests and negotiate on their behalf.”
Jon has concerns around the way in which members’ wellbeing has been affected with the reduction in officer numbers creating greater individual workloads and adding to stress levels as they try to maintain a quality service for the public.
“The increase in officer numbers that should be seen in the coming years will be welcome but will bring its own issues as we look to get the new recruits fully trained. I will ensure the Force is alive to these issues and look to establish what can be done to try to mitigate them.”
As an officer who was automatically transferred into the 2015 Career Average Revalued Earnings (CARE) Police Pension Scheme, he has pledged to keep the pressure on both the national Federation and the Government to ensure the best possible outcome for all members as a remedy to the discrimination involved is decided upon.
Jon joined the Force in August 1998, working on response and then the tutor unit based on what was F3 - Handsworth, Lozells, Newtown – and is now part of Birmingham West). He joined CID six years later, passing the National Investigators’ Examination (NIE) in 2005 and becoming a fully qualified detective still within the F3.
Under Paragon in 2010, he moved to Force CID based at Harborne covering Birmingham South and West and Central. He was part of a team looking at keyless car key thefts before moving to a Serious and Acquisitive Crime Team covering the same area.
Under the Transformation Project, he became part of the Force Priorities Team which dealt with emerging trends and priorities across the Force working with Level 2 criminals. In 2015 he moved onto an incident room where he remained until his election as full-time Federation chair.
In addition to his workplace rep role, he has also been a Trustee for the majority of his Federation service, starting at the CBB before becoming a Joint Branch Board Trustee. Jon is currently the Chief Trustee to the National Reserve Fund.