Wayne Jones was confirmed as the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for North Wales on 20th September 2021, officially taking the role on 27th September. He was born in St Asaph and grew up in Rhyl, and lives in the North Wales area.
Prior to becoming the Deputy PCC he served over thirty years as a police officer in both Lancashire and North Wales Police, with the last eight years as a Detective Chief Superintendent in Crime Services and Local Policing Services.
During his career he worked in Wrexham, Holyhead, Rhyl, St Asaph DHQ and Colwyn Bay HQ. During his time in Crime Services he led the strategic response to County Lines gangs, was instrumental in establishing a number of ground breaking initiatives including the Force Major Incident Team, Police Online Investigation Team, the Onyx team for Child Sexual Exploitation and the force’s Economic Crime Unit.
Wayne was also Senior Investigating Officer for many Homicide and Serious Crime Investigations and was an accredited Gold Firearms Commander. He represented the Wales region on the National Homicide Working Group and PIP 4 Strategic Investigation Advisor Group.
He also holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Cambridge in Applied Criminology and Police Leadership.