I have spent 32 years working in the Police service having been promoted to the rank of Sgt some 15 yrs ago. The last five years I specialised in the field of custody where I was the federation lead for Wiltshire Custody units. I have attended many conferences on the subject of custody, PACE and the codes of practice where I had the privilege and honor of meeting with the Professor Emeritus of law Michael Zander QC. I have a very good working knowledge of custody, the new bail act and the many issues that await us in custody. In particular Code G. Ensuring the rights of the detained person are progressed is very important to me, custody should always be the last resort for any person, their rights should be exercised to the fullest and it is so important that clients are represented at the earliest opportunity in any criminal investigation. With my knowledge I chose on retirement from the Police to ensure that the cog in the criminal justice system runs smoothly and we achieve the best possible outcome in respect of any client I represent whether they attended voluntary or as an arrested person. I was also a national hostage and crisis negotiator having dealt with many cases from modern day slavery to suicide intervention. In my spare time I spend time with my 6 grown up children and I am a national judge for Pygmy goats as well as a love for antiques and interiors, did I mention the cooking!