Chief Inspector Operations and Partnerships
Mike Jones moved from his home town in Wales to join Wiltshire Constabulary in August 1980 as a police cadet. He was in the last intake of cadets taken by the Force.
After serving 18 months as a cadet, Mike was posted to Chippenham as a Police Constable in May 1982. He spent three years on patrol in Chippenham before moving to Malmesbury for a year.
In August 1986 Mike returned to Chippenham as a Detective Constable and remained a member of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) until April 1998. During this time he was seconded to the Regional Crime Squad in Bristol, and served in Devizes and Marlborough. The role involved working on numerous major enquiries in Wiltshire and across the country.
In April 1998 Mike was promoted to Sergeant and posted to Devizes Borough Police station. After 18 months he became a Detective Sergeant in the Intelligence Unit at Chippenham. After four years he was posted as a staff officer to the Deputy Chief Constable spending a significant amount of time working on national projects, including the introduction of Video Identification Parades.
In March 2004 Mike was promoted to Inspector and became the head of the Force Intelligence Unit at Devizes HQ. In September 2005 he took up the role as a Duty Inspector in county division before being appointment as Special Operations Training Manager at Learning and Development at HQ.ï¿½ In this role Mike was responsible for investigators, public order/officer safety and firearms training. During this time he was promoted to Chief Inspector and became responsible for training delivery. He remained in the department until being posted to Swindon in July 2009.
In February 2010 he took over the role of Chief Inspector Operations and Partnerships in Swindon division.
Mike is married with two daughters. In his spare time he enjoys DIY and football, especially supporting Arsenal as he is a season ticket holder.