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 Joe Kidman - Local Policing Area commander - Oxford
Supt Joe Kidman joined Thames Valley Police in 1994 having come to the area as a student at Oxford University. He started as a patrol officer in Reading, before returning to Oxford where he served as the Community Beat Sergeant for Blackbird Leys, Rosehill and Littlemore, as well as a patrol and custody Sergeant.
After detective and uniform roles across the Thames Valley, as a Detective Chief Inspector Joe was appointed Senior Investigating Officer for Major Crime based in Oxfordshire. Here, he led murder investigations as well as the Operation Bullfinch investigation into Child Sexual Exploitation in Oxford. On promotion to Detective Superintendent, he led the Force’s Protecting Vulnerable People Department.
Chief Inspector Marc Tarbit - Deputy Local Policing Area commander
Chief Inspector Marc Tarbit joined Thames Valley Police in 1998. He has served in uniform and detective roles in Oxford as well as strategic posts in HQ. He was promoted to detective chief inspector in 2013 and worked within intelligence, including acting as the detective superintendent in charge of the intelligence department. Marc has graduated from Cambridge University with a Master of Studies (MSt) degree in Applied Criminology and Police Management.
Marc was appointed the deputy commander at Oxford in August 2016.