LPA management team
Management team members
The Oxford Local Policing Area management team can be contacted by calling 101, the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number.
Superintendent Christian Bunt
Local Policing Area commander - Oxford
Superintendent Christian Bunt joined Hampshire Police in 2000 where he served in Farnborough and Aldershot as a response officer and then on the area proactive team. He transferred to Thames Valley Police in November 2002 where he was stationed at Abingdon. In 2003, Christian was promoted to Sergeant on Oxford police area serving in various roles including patrol, custody and neighbourhood. In 2005, he was promoted to Inspector at Abingdon, as a sector Inspector responsible for the Abingdon area and also performed the role of duty Inspector for Oxfordshire County. Christian spent two years in HQ roles as the Diversity Manager and then the Home Office project Operation Quest. The latter involved working throughout the Force and implementing Quest work streams. Christian was promoted to Chief Inspector in 2008 and took on the role of Force Training Manager. In October 2010, he became Local Police Area Commander for Wokingham. He is also an accredited Public Order and events Commander, which involves commanding at large events such as Royal Ascot, Henley Regatta and Reading Festival.
Chief Inspector Ces Agger
Deputy Local Policing Area commander - Oxford
Five response shifts of uniformed officers cover the city 24/7, attending emergency and less urgent incidents. Each estate or area of the city also has its own neighbourhood team. Your team holds regular meetings and events where you can have your say about problems in your area, influence the work they undertake, and receive feedback on results.
Across the city, Oxford Police work closely with partners from statutory and voluntary sector organisations to ensure we achieve good results and are cost-effective. Nightsafe is a partnership that operates in the city’s night-time economy, promoting responsible licensing, visible policing and deterring and prosecuting troublemakers to ensure a safe environment. This has contributed to the city being awarded the coveted ‘Purple Flag’ for the second time, recognising excellence in the management of the city centre at night.
There are lots of ways to get involved in making your community safer. You could join or set up a neighbourhood watch scheme, become a Special Constable or police volunteer, get involved in problem-solving in your community or join Thames Valley Alert so you are kept updated with what’s going on. One of the most important things you can do to help the police is to be willing to come forward with information or be a witness to a crime. We understand that sometimes people will not be comfortable doing this for a variety of reasons. If this is the case, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You can remain anonymous.
Detective Chief Inspector Andy Bird
Inspector Andy Thompson
Neighbourhood Inspector, Oxford North and Central
Inspector Graham Hadley
Neighbourhood Inspector - Oxford Barton, North East and East
Inspector Matt Coburn
Neighbourhood Inspector - Cowley and South East
Inspector Gavin Biggs
Response Inspector - Party 1
Inspector Chris Simpson
Response Inspector - Party 2
Inspector Rob Axe
Response Inspector - Party 3
Inspector John Linsdell
Response Inspector - Party 4
Inspector Omar Abu-Rish
Response Inspector - Party 5