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 Marc Tarbit  - Deputy Local Policing Area commander

Marc Tarbit 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.

Inspector Martyn Williams - Neighbourhood Inspector - Oxford North and Central and  Barton

Inspector Chris Simpson - Neighbourhood Inspector - Cowley, East and South East

Inspector Matt Coburn - Response Inspector - Party 1

Inspector Mark Brock - Response Inspector - Party 2

Inspector Rob Axe - Response Inspector - Party 3

Inspector Peter Scott - Response Inspector - Party 4

A/Inspector Neil Applegarth - Response Inspector - Party 5

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