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Our full time reps

Chairman - Chris McGlade

Chris has been a Merseyside officer since 2006, working in this lead role since 2021.

Secretary - Dave Lowe

I have 29 years service in Merseyside Police. Majority of service has been in uniform.

Started out as a local area rep in 2001 following the sad death of the previous rep Jimmy Forrest who was related to a family member.

Represented officers in all aspects of police regulations however took a keen interest in Misconduct.

In November 2012 I became the full time Misconduct Lead following the retirement of my predecessor and have since that time represented officers of all ranks in all aspects of Misconduct both in Merseyside many other parts of the country and the Isle of Man.

I was elected as Secretary replacing Tony Barton. Tony has been a great friend and mentor and it's a privilege to take over from Tony and continue to steer and lead Merseyside Police Federation forwards through the difficult times we still face ahead.

Deputy Secretary - Wendy Sudworth

I joined Merseyside Police in 1993 and have worked in a variety of roles including response, neighbourhood, domestic Violence Units and the Citysafe team. I was promoted to Sgt in2002 and worked as a custody Sgt and then Merseytravel liaison officer before returning to custody in 2011.

I became a Custody federation rep in 2015 and then also the federation lead for Equality and for Women. In 2019 I was elected to the deputy secretary role.

In 2022 I was pleased to be elected to the National Council as the additional women's representative for the North West region.

Support and Welfare Lead - Paula Oldham

I joined the police in 1997 , my first Force was GMP. I spent 8 Years there before transferring to my home force Merseyside.

Already having passed my Sergeant processes in GMP I was eventually promoted into custody in Merseyside where I spent 3.5 years there before applying to Matrix Firearms.

I passed my firearms course in 2009 and then spent 13 years as a sergeant in Matrix Firearms. In my Firearms career I became a Firearms Tactical Advisor, PTI and Close protection officer.

On my lead up to promotion to Inspector I led the Operation Georgia team which was put together during the Covid pandemic. I then returned to Matrix Firearms in 2022 as Inspector.

I am a trained Post Incident Manager for the force as well as for the Federation. I am currently a Cadre Tactical Firearms Commander to which I continue to enjoy being involved in from my experiences as a Firearms officer and Tac Ad.

I became a workplace Federation rep in 2016 after several colleagues believed I would be a suitable candidate. I have found the role extremely rewarding and have been trained in misconduct and equality in which I have represented numerous colleagues in these matters.

I was very happy to be able to join the full-time federation team in July 2023 in my role as welfare and equality rep.

Conduct and Performance Lead - Paul New

I joined HM Armed Forces - Army namely Royal Military Police (RMP) in 1998 where I served my initial posting in Hohne, Germany, later completing an Operational Tour in Kosovo. I joined the police in 2002 and became an official Army Veteran. I spent my first few years within Neighbourhood Policing, later moving to Response. Around 2007 I moved into Matrix RPD and specialised in Advanced Driving, Advanced Riding, VIP Escort, Fatal Investigation and ANPR work.

In early 2017 I was promoted to Sergeant and moving back into Response policing Liverpool City Centre, then later moving from Central to West. In 2019 I moved into LP Targeted Policing back into the City. In 2021 I moved to LP Fugitive Team and later Matrix Force Fugitive Team.

I became a workplace Federation rep in 2021 after colleagues suggested I would be a suitable candidate. I have since been trained in misconduct and equality. I have assisted colleagues with all manner of Sickness, Supervision issues, bullying, Whistle blowing, UPP meetings and Grievance procedures to name a few. This was in addition to my work in Misconduct matters. This ignited a spark, and I quickly grew to love using my operational experience, common sense leadership style and primarily my wellbeing focus, for helping others.

I was honoured to be able to join the full-time federation team in March 2024 to support members, in my new role as Conduct and Performance Liaison Officer (CAPLO). I enjoy keeping active, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Motor Sports and Hill Walking.