Superintendent Nicholas John has been appointed as the new Commander for the Reading Local Policing Area (LPA).
On Sunday (22/3), Superintendent Nicholas John started his new role as LPA Commander for Reading, taking over from Superintendent Bhupinder Rai, who has been appointed as Superintendent Road Policing, Joint Operations Unit. Supt John has a broad range of operational and strategic experience across three police forces, as well as holding a Master’s Degree in Leadership & Management.
Supt John initially joined the Metropolitan Police Service as a Police Constable in 1998. During his time in the Met he served as a constable and sergeant in a range of roles from response, neighbourhood policing, custody services and CID, including reactive and proactive posts.
In 2006, Supt John moved to Wiltshire Constabulary, where he served in a number of operational and detective roles in each rank up to and including the rank of Superintendent in December 2012. As a Superintendent, he held the role of Head of Force CID and Local Policing Commander for Wiltshire.
In 2015, Supt John moved to Thames Valley, where he was appointed Head of Serious and Organised Crime, before moving to be the Head of Protecting Vulnerable People.
Most recently, Supt John has been the Local Policing Commander for West Berkshire, a challenging but very enjoyable role, leading the policing response across a significant area.
On his new appointment, Supt John said: “I’m proud and consider it a real privilege to be working within Reading, building on the successes already achieved here. With colleagues and our partners, and in line with the force priorities, I want to ensure an excellent service is delivered for our communities, with a focus on reducing crime and, where it has occurred, getting a swift response that brings offenders to justice.”
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