Jason joined Leicestershire Constabulary in 1991 and served as a response officer across Braunstone, New Parks and Beaumont Leys, before moving to Charles Street police station on foot patrol. In 1994 he was seconded into a small team led by Tarique Ghaffur (who went on to become Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police) to complete a review of the organisational structure and working practices of the Force. This led to the creation of Local Policing Units (LPU’s) that have since developed into the Neighbourhood Policing Areas that exist today. Notably, this review also led to the creation of the current Contact Management Department in anticipation that mobile phones would become widely available.
Jason was part of the first team of Custody Sergeants at the newly opened Keyham Lane Police Station and was deputy LPU Commander at Belgrave. In 1999 he was promoted to Inspector and then spent 5 years as an LPU Commander at Lutterworth, Braunstone and then Hinckley & Bosworth.
On promotion he was Chief Inspector Crime and Operations on the West Area based at Beaumont Leys before undertaking a national secondment with the Home Office to delivery Neighbourhood Policing, for which he received a commendation from the head of the National Police Improvement Agency.
As a Superintendent and Chief Superintendent in Corporate Services, Jason led a number of large change related projects in the force, including the first mobile data Toughbooks that could access all force systems and allow officers and staff for the first time to complete their administration away from the police station. These were the forerunners for the mobile laptops and Blackberry’s that officers use today.
Jason formed the Tasking Directorate in 2010 which included Specialist Operations, Contact and Intelligence. Additionally he was the force lead for Hostage & Crisis Negotiation and Football Policing and led the operational response to some of the Force’s largest public order events.
At the end of 2011 he took a career break to gain further experience from the private sector and worked in 55 countries across 5 continents.
Outside of work Jason continues to enjoy his passion for flying and for cycling.
In his current role Jason is now using the experience that he gained working with companies such as Tesco to continue to develop the range of digital services that the police provide to the public.