Learn more about the structure and duties of Thames Valley Police’s Local Police Area Commanders (LPAs).

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Supt Mike Loebenberg

Superintendent Michael Loebenberg

LPA Commander – Aylesbury Vale

Supt Loebenberg initially joined the Metropolitan Police Service as a Police Constable in 2006. Over his career he has served in each rank, in roles including response and neighbourhood policing, crime investigation and custody services.

Supt Loebenberg joined Thames Valley Police as a Superintendent in 2017 and over the past two years has been leading the NPCC Digital Public Contact Programme, forging a nationwide collaboration which is transforming the online services offered for contact between the public and the police. He recently received an NPCC Chair’s Commendation for his work on the programme.

Supt Felicity Parker

Superintendent Felicity Parker

LPA Commander – Bracknell and Wokingham

Superintendent Felicity Parker took over as LPA Commander for Bracknell and Wokingham in April 2019.

Felicity transferred from the Protecting Vulnerable People’s department and brings a wealth of experience including multiagency safeguarding, risk management for victims of domestic abuse and investigating serious crimes. She also led the Thames Valley Police response to modern slavery between 2017 and 2019.

With a master’s degree in Police Management and Leadership from Warwick Business School, she is committed to supporting the teams she leads to deliver a robust public service to protect local communities.

Supt Mark Johns

Superintendent Mark Johns

LPA Commander – Cherwell and West Oxfordshire

Mark has 22 years’ service and originally joined Devon and Cornwall Constabulary in 1995.

His first job as a constable was in South East Cornwall, where he specialised as both a community Constable and a Detective on CID. He later moved to Plymouth and worked in a number of roles and became the Detective Sergeant for the Community Safety Team, including Public Protection, where he was part of the team who introduced the MARAC (Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference) across the City.

He moved to Thames Valley Police in 2006, where he has worked in various roles across Oxfordshire. He was a Patrol/Neighbourhood Inspector in West Oxfordshire before returning to CID in South Oxfordshire in 2008.

He worked in Force CID as a Detective Inspector and Detective Chief Inspector, leading complex and serious crime investigations, before being promoted as a Superintendent as Head of People Services and Learning and Professional Development.

In June 2017 he took up the role of LPA Commander for Cherwell and West LPA.

Supt Amy Clements

Superintendent Amy Clements

LPA Commander – Chiltern and South Buckinghamshire

Superintendent Amy Clements joined Thames Valley Police in 2017 as part of the Direct Entry programme and has worked as a police officer in stations across Buckinghamshire.

Supt Clements previously worked as a senior lawyer in the Government Legal Service, where she specialised in Public Law litigation and criminal prosecutions. This included a fraud prosecution in 2012 which led to fishing companies in Spain and the UK being fined £1.6m.

She has also worked with the Legal Services Commission developing policy and strategy for civil legal aid.

Supt Marc Tarbit

Superintendent Marc Tarbit

LPA Commander – Milton Keynes

Superintendent Marc Tarbit joined Thames Valley Police in 1998. Marc has performed both uniform and detective roles in Oxford, where he most recently worked as the Deputy LPA Commander for the past three years. He also spent a number of years working in Force Intelligence, leading on improving the police response to tackling organised crime and the collaboration between TVP and the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit.

During his career, Marc gained a Masters Degree from Cambridge University in Criminology and Police Leadership, strengthening his interest in evidence-based policing. He brought a wealth of experience in leadership, neighbourhood policing and tackling organised crime with him to Milton Keynes on his appointment as LPA Commander in December 2019.

Supt Joe Kidman

Superintendent Joe Kidman

LPA Commander – Oxford

Superintendent 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.

Supt Bobbi Rai

Superintendent Bhupinder Rai

LPA Commander – Reading

Superintendent Bhupinder Rai joined Thames Valley Police in March 1992 as a police officer in Slough. Throughout her career she has worked in a
number of specialist roles including as a Schools Officer, a Detective Sergeant tasked to set up the Prisoner Handling Unit, a Neighbourhood Policing Inspector and as a Detective Chief Inspector dealing with complex investigations.

Throughout her time at Thames Valley, equality and diversity has remained a keen interest with Supt Rai being the Chair and Deputy Chair of TVP’s Support Association for Ethnic Minority staff (SAME) for over 10 years, stepping down in 2014/15. Superintendent Rai continues her work and is currently the BAME lead for the Police Superintendents’ Association of England & Wales.

Supt Sarah Grahame

Superintendent Sarah Grahame

LPA Commander – Slough

Superintendent Sarah Grahame took over as LPA Commander for Slough in March 2018. She has been with Thames Valley Police for 9 years after transferring from Surrey Police. She has brought a wealth of experience to Slough having previously been Deputy Commander for Bracknell and Wokingham, Windsor and Maidenhead, and the Chiltern and South Bucks LPAs, as well as serving in a number of investigative and frontline roles throughout her career.

Supt Rory Freeman

Superintendent Rory Freeman

LPA Commander – South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse

Superintendent Rory Freeman joined Thames Valley Police in 1992 and has served at stations across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. His previous roles include specialising in public order, neighbourhood policing and criminal justice.

He is a strong believer in delivering a more integrated and efficient approach to policing through closer working with statutory partners, businesses and the voluntary sector.

Supt Nick John

Superintendent Nick John

LPA Commander – West Berkshire

Superintendent Nick 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 uniform and CID roles in each rank up to and including promotion to the rank of Superintendent in December 2012. As a Supt he held the role of Head of Force CID and Local Policing Commander for Wiltshire.

In 2015 Supt John transferred to Thames Valley where was appointed Head of Serious and Organised Crime and later became the Head of Protecting Vulnerable People. In August 2019, Supt John took up his current role as LPA Commander for West Berkshire.

Supt Colin Hudson

Superintendent Colin Hudson

LPA Commander – Windsor and Maidenhead

Superintendent Colin Hudson took over as the Windsor and Maidenhead Commander in February 2018.

He is the first Superintendent to join Thames Valley Police after successfully completing the National Direct Entry Superintendent Programme.

With a degree in physics and longstanding career in software engineering within the mobile telecommunications sector, Superintendent Hudson brings a mix of skills and experience to support the digital ambitions of the force.

Having delivered multiple complex projects for a range of small, medium and large companies, including the rollout of Sky’s first internet service, he brings a fresh perspective to policing in Windsor and Maidenhead.

Supt Kevin Brown

Superintendent Kevin Brown

LPA Commander – Wycombe

Superintendent Kevin Brown joined Thames Valley Police in 1988. He has had a varied and operationally focused career, having spent the majority of his uniform service as a Response Officer, Sergeant and Inspector, predominantly covering Slough as well as Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead and Bracknell. He also spent three years as a Roads Policing Officer at Taplow.

Kevin’s non-uniform roles have included Detective Sergeant on the Force Surveillance Team for five years and Detective Inspector for proactive teams, where he ran several large covert operations.

He then took on the role of Detective Chief Inspector for protecting vulnerable people across East Berkshire before becoming the Detective Chief Inspector at Slough.

Following this, Kevin became a Senior Investigating Officer for major crimes and kidnaps across Thames Valley, successfully investigating many murders and high-profile cases.

Prior to his promotion and Superintendent role at Wycombe, Kevin was the Temporary Detective Superintendent Force Authorising Officer for a year, responsible for Thames Valley Police’s source handling and sanctioning covert operations for all of the South East regional forces.