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Northern Area Sergeant - Ian Douglas-Todd
I joined the Met in 1994 initially serving in Lambeth where I set up the Lambeth Policing Diversity Strategy. In this time I became a Harassment Adviser for officers and a Mentor for people in the 0-5 year service range. I moved to NSY and joined the unit which responded to the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Recommendations. I set up the Independent Advisory Group on Race and, in the wake of the London Nail Bombings, an LGBT IAG. Whilst in the MPS Positive Action Team I drafted the Gender Strategy for the corporate Diversity Action Plan. I was the first Sgt Problem Solving Adviser in the high profile Borough of Southwark before setting up the first SNT in Peckham. In 2006 I took a three year career break and became a Home Office Short-Term Expert on the EU project to establish an Independent Complaints System for Law Enforcement Bodies in Turkey.
Since joining Hampshire in 2009 I have been TPT and Custody in Southampton Central and am currently TPT in Andover. Policing has recently been at the centre of much change - budget cuts, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), Winsor reforms, etc. This has caused a lot of angst within our ranks and there is a need for the Federation to create and deliver a positive response to the challenges. I became a Fed Rep for the first time in February 2014 and have since assisted in setting up a monthly Ask the Boss meeting in Andover to raise the voice of staff to the SMT. More strategically, we need to do whatever is within our power to ensure PCCs and Chief Constables are effectively held to account particularly in the areas of Governance and Leadership. The 2014 Staff Survey has shown a significant lack of confidence in the Chief Constable and Chief Officer Group and the Operational Change Programme (OCP). It is vital that the Hampshire Federation contributes to turning this around for the benefit of its members, the public and the Constabulary. At the same time we need to bring in reform of the Federation and win back disillusioned members, rebuilding their support, trust and confidence in what we do and how we do it.