Ian Brian Johnston
I was born and bred in the County of Gwent. I am a local man. I am proud to still live in the area where I was brought up. I completed 33 years Police Service with Gwent Police in 2004 before moving on to serve as the Vice President and President of the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales.
I retired from the Police Service in 2010. In Gwent I served in all ranks from Constable to Chief Superintendent. I have worked in all five Local Authority areas covering the Gwent Police Area. I was a Detective Officer for the majority of my career and was the Head of C.I.D. for five years between 1994 and 1999. I previously served at Newport as a Superintendent. I was the Divisional Commander at Pontypool covering all areas of Torfaen and Monmouthshire and finished my career in Gwent as the Divisional Commander covering the Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent Local Authority areas. I know the County of Gwent!
As the first ever full time Welsh President of the Police Superintendents Association of England and Wales I worked at a National level. I regularly attended meetings with H.M Government, the Opposition and Senior Civil Servants. I sat on various Home Office Committees. I was fully involved dealing with issues concerning Funding; Use of Resources; Accountability; Governance and Public Confidence in the Police.
I am standing as an Independent candidate because I believe we must “Keep Politics out of Policing”. As an independent I am only answerable to the electorate and nobody else. I will work WITH elected politicians but FOR the people of Gwent without political interference or influence. Prepared by Janet Johnston (Election Agent) 39 Maes-y-Garn Road, Oakdale, Blackwood, Gwent NP12 0NA