West Yorkshire Police (Confirmed)
Ian is a police Chief Inspector currently serving with West Yorkshire Police as the Business lead for Digital Policing, with 32 years’ service having initially joined the Metropolitan Police before transferring. His passion in policing was always community/partnership and public order based but lately, the need to digitally enable the front-line officer has probably out trumped both of these. Ian has spent the first 15 years as an operational uniformed PC in Central London which assists greatly now, as a leader charged with delivering solutions on behalf of those who still work at the coal face. Latterly in his current role, Ian has work with IT to ensure that Digital Products meet the requirements of operational officers, but perhaps more significantly, delivering the cultural change required to ensure its effective use.