Judy Foster

Judy Foster

Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner Judy Foster

Judy was born and bred in Dudley where she has lived all her life.

She previously served as a member of the former West Midlands Police Authority from 1998-2012 and was its vice-chair from 2009-12, with responsibility for the Black Country.

Formerly Chair of Professional Standards for the authority and lead member for equality and human rights, Judy has worked on national and international projects, including the development of the current EDHR guidance for Police and Crime Commissioners.

Since the abolition of the authority, Judy has served as Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner covering parts of the Black Country. 

Judy also worked in the public sector for 30 years, predominantly in a Human Resources capacity and in the field of emergency planning and is an active trade unionist, having served in a local and national capacities for her trade union. 

Judy has also served as a non-executive director within the NHS in the Black Country and until recently chaired a not-for-profit organisation that delivers a range of services to very vulnerable people.

Judy is passionate about engaging with communities - particularly those seldom heard by those in authority - and is regarded by those who know her as a hard-working and effective politician and a champion for the public interest.

Judy currently represents the ward of Brockmoor and Pensnett in the borough of Dudley and has recently been re-elected as deputy leader of Dudley Council.