Detective Chief Inspector Tom Thompson is a Northamptonshire police officer, currently leading a Safeguarding Adults team.
Tom joined in 1995 having graduated in Law from Cambridge University, and spent 4 years on response policing. He was an HPDS student from 2002 and worked through the ranks to 2010, achieving Chief Inspector. Tom’s milestones include working as a Public Order Bronze Commander, at football and events, with the highlight being the Formula1 Grand Prix and MotoGP at Silverstone for the past decade. In November 2016 Tom passed the Public Order Silver Commander Course and is working towards his operational accreditation.
Since 2010 Tom has worked as a Tactical Firearms Commander, both whilst running the Force Control Room and later as an on-call function. He will soon be part of the East Midlands Regional TFC Cadre collaboration, and is a current CBRN Bronze Commander.
Throughout 2016 Tom has been training to be a Professional Performance Coach through the University of Northampton and Beech Consulting, and it is these skills that he is keen to use in his time in BAWP. As well as being a coach he has access to a coaching and mentoring network and plans to become involved in the BAWP’s own such structures.