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April - October 2020

Simon Kempton
Deputy Treasurer at The Police Federation


Simon Kempton joined Dorset Police in 2000 working as a frontline response officer both as a constable and as a sergeant where he gained qualifications as a licensed search team leader and a hostage and crisis negotiator.

He has also worked in some more covert roles including undercover policing, surveillance and counter terrorist policing. This breadth of experience has given him the opportunity to build a well-rounded career with experience across a range of disciplines. Some of the roles have been subject to enhanced vetting, requiring the upmost levels of integrity and personal ethics.

Having become a Federation representative approximately seven years ago, Simon trained as a misconduct, equality and health and safety rep and still maintains a role on his home board as a misconduct rep. This, alongside his occasional operational work has enabled him to maintain links with operational colleagues.

Simon’s role as deputy treasurer is to support the treasurer and finance director by helping to implement the initiatives being brought forward and building close working relationships with stakeholders. This work is pivotal to building trust throughout our organisation as we look to complete our Review.