Nick began his career with the force in 1987 and has worked throughout the county of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent a West Midlands region, predominantly as a detective and within specialist units. He took up the role of Superintendent for North Staffordshire division before moving to Chase division in January 2008. He was promoted to Chief Superintendent and divisional commander for Chase division in May 2008.
In 2010 he became Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Investigative Services and in 2012 took up the role as Assistant Chief Constable with responsibility for Investigative Services. In September 2015 he took up the role of Deputy Chief Constable with responsibility for Corporate Services, Corporate Communications, People Services, Business Services, Technology Services and Legal Services. He also has the strategic overview of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) and is National Police Chiefs lead for Digital Forensics and Technical Surveillance Units.
Emma became a police officer in 1993 when she joined West Midlands Police. She was born in Birmingham and has a degree in Geography from the University of Oxford. In 2005, Emma achieved an MSc in HR and Business from Aston Business School. Within West Midlands Police Emma undertook a range of roles including Staff Officer, Senior Investigating Officer, Tactical Firearms Commander and led the Force Change Programme finishing as Chief Superintendent of one of the largest policing units in the country, Birmingham West & Central.
Emma was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief Constable here at Staffordshire Police in 2016. She has responsibility for the Investigations Directorate including Serious & Organised Crime, CID, Major and Specialist investigations and Forensics. She also leads for the force within the Regional Organised Crime Unit and the Counter Terrorism Unit. Her other area of responsibility is the Operational Support Directorate which includes Criminal Justice, Intelligence and the Knowledge Hub, and Operations and she is the portfolio holder for both Armed Policing and Public Order. Emma is a Strategic Firearms Commander and Gold Public Order Commander and has continued her support for women in policing started in West Midlands Police through her support to the Staffordshire Association of Women in Policing.
Emma is also the National Police Chiefs lead for Victims and Witnesses.
Jav began his career with Staffordshire Police as a cadet before joining the regulars in February 1997, starting in the Tamworth area of the county.
Jav has had a varied career and became a Detective Constable in 2000 and spent the next five years working for the Trent Valley Division of CID. Following this he was promoted to response as a sergeant and then a custody sergeant, before becoming a detective sergeant. Jav was then promoted to inspector in 2008, managing the Trent Valley Incident Management Unit and then neighbourhood policing commander for Burton upon Trent. Work on the Communities First Programme in 2010 came next before he moved back to CID as a Detective Inspector at Cannock.
In 2013 Jav was promoted to Detective Chief Inspector, starting in CID before moving to manage the Protecting Vulnerable People team. Jav remained in this role for two years, followed by a year managing a change project. It was here that Jav was promoted to Superintendent in 2016 before becoming the Superintendent for Protecting Vulnerable People for eight months.
In September 2017 Jav was promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent as head of investigations and has therefore been a detective at every rank. As head of investigations he led the department through major investigations including the murders of Samantha Eastwood and Arthur Gumbley.
Jenny Sims joined Staffordshire Police as Assistant Chief Constable in September 2018.
She became a police officer in 1993 in Merseyside Police. Across her career in Merseyside Police, she undertook roles in response, neighbourhood policing and was head of Matrix Uniformed Services. Jenny has undertaken two national secondments within her service and was the force lead and driver for Operation Brookdale, a force-wide partnership response to tackle the anti-social and criminal use of motor cycles which continues today. She has led a number of change programmes and has held operations command in two areas including the city centre and Liverpool South. She is committed to working in partnership and problem solving across functions; she was the force lead for business crime over four years. Jenny's previous role prior to joining Staffordshire Police was Head of Leadership and People for Merseyside Police.
Jenny completed the national Strategic Command Course in March 2018.
Jenny will work with the executive team to deliver the force strategy and plans to build on the ongoing early intervention work with partners to tackle the root causes of problems, prevent crime and protect the vulnerable. She will lead work so that the force continues to safeguard public confidence by ensuring that individuals and communities feel safe, reassured and confident that the service is there when they need it. Jenny will develop the role of neighbourhood policing following the recent changes and will ensure contact and response continues to advance with modern policing.
Jenny Sims said, "I am delighted to have been appointed as the Assistant Chief Constable to serve the people of Staffordshire Police Headquarters. Over the past few weeks I have spent time getting to know the force, its people and its partners and I am overwhelmed by the pride in the organisation and the work being done in partnership. The force has recently implemented a new policing model and I look forwards to working closely with communities, officers, staff and partners to ensure safer, fairer and united communities."
Justine joined the Force in October 2017 and leads on the enabling services:
Finance and commercial services
Justine began her career in HR in the NHS, and worked in a range of different NHS trusts in the Midlands, Warwickshire, and the South West. When she left the NHS, she was the Deputy Director of Human Resources at Gloucestershire Royal NHS Trust and had acted up into the Director role in the run up to the merger of the two acute trusts in the area.
She then moved on to join the leadership teams of two start-up organisations - firstly as HR Director of a Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department of Health, and then as Director of People and Organisational Development at the Gambling Commission. Having stayed there through its start-up and into steady state she moved onto a number of interim roles, focussing largely on change and transformation. She spent two years at Ofwat leading a number of functions including ICT and HR, then moved to the Equality and Human Rights Commission as Director of People and Finance, and then to the Big Lottery Fund as a Reward Consultant.