Biography of Bob Jones
Bob Jones CBE FRSA
Bob Jones was elected the first West Midlands Police and Crime
Commissioner on 15 November 2012.
He was born and bred in Wolverhampton and he has never lived
more than a mile from where he was born, except when studying for
his degree in Nottingham (BA (Hons) Public Administration).
Bob served as a Labour Councillor from 1980 to 2013 for
Blakenhall in Wolverhampton. He was a Cabinet member for
Leisure and Community Safety at Wolverhampton City Council and has
served on various scrutiny boards. He has held
responsibilities as Chair of Education, Finance, and Youth
Committees plus many others as Wolverhampton City Councillor,
including chairing Wolverhampton Community Safety
He was previously a member of West Midlands Police Authority
from 1986 to 2012, and chaired the Authority from 1995-2000.
Bob served as a member of the Association of Police Authorities
(APA) where he was Deputy Chairman from 2004-2005 and Chairman from
2005-2009. He was also a member of the National Policing
Board, National Criminal Justice Board and Senior Appointment
Panel. He has also been a member of the service authorities
for the National Crime Squad (NCS) and National Criminal
Intelligence Service (NCIS), and chaired the disciplinary committee
for both authorities. He is currently a member of the College of Policing board and Chair
of the Employer Side of the Police Staff Council.
Bob has served as a non-executive director of the Black Country
Cluster PCT Boards and has chaired various other local community
organisations and trusts.
In 2010 Bob was awarded the CBE for "services to policing".
He was also the Campaigning Strategy Director for the Campaign
for Real Ale.
Bob Jones passed away on 1 July 2014.