Assistant Chief Constable Dave Jones - District Policing Rural
Assistant Chief Constable Jones was appointed head of Crime Support Department in September 2008. In June 2009 he took over responsibility for Rural Region, it represents 83% of the total land mass of Northern Ireland, the only land border in the UK with a population of 900,000. Responsibility for 2,700 staff both police and support staff and a budget of £150 million. In June 2010 took over as the National Negotiating Secretary for the Chief Police Officer Staff Association (CPOSA) and is a member of CPOSA National Executive.
Dave started his policing career with Greater Manchester Police in 1986, initially working in Salford, Manchester. He held a variety of uniform and CID roles including Detective Superintendent, which involved leading on crime management, diversity and information management projects.
In 2002, he was promoted to Chief Superintendent, Head of Crime Support and in January 2004 was responsible for merging Crime Support and Crime Investigation branches to create Headquarters CID.
From February 2006 until April 2007 he was Temporary Assistant Chief Constable, with responsibility for tackling serious and organised crime, counter terrorism and scientific services.
Between April 2007 and September 2007 he was seconded to British Telecom as part of BT Global Services Management Team to develop an identity services strategy.
In January 2008, he qualified from the Strategic Command Course.
Dave holds a first degree in Politics and Economics from the University of Liverpool and a Masters (with distinction) in Police Management from the University of Manchester.