John Partington joined the Metropolitan Police in 1996 and served in Croydon, Southwark, Hounslow and Kensington as a Constable, Sergeant and Inspector.
In 2007 he became the Inspectors’ federation representative for Hounslow and in 2009 was elected to the Joint Executive Committee of the Metropolitan Police Federation (MPF). In 2013 he was further elected as the Deputy General Secretary of the Inspectors’ Branch Board within the MPF. In 2017 John was elected to the National Board of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) and in 2018 was elected as the Deputy National Secretary of PFEW.
John holds a Bachelor of Honours degree from the Open University and a Master of Arts degree in criminology and social policy. He continued his studies with the Open University and also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in social research methodology. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. In his spare time John is also a professional ballroom and latin-american dance instructor and runs a successful dance school in central London. Within this field he is a fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. John is also a committed Catholic. John says:
“It is important that the family and friends of Police Officers have a special place where they can go and pay their respects and I am proud to be a part of this work”