Supt Jeff McMahon joined the RFIP as Detective Inspector running Operation Cinnamon in May 2017. In January 2018 he took over as Chief of Police.
Jeff served 30 years in Greater Manchester Police, retiring in the rank of Detective Chief Inspector in 2010. He became senior investigating officer in Northern Ireland, working with the Historical Enquiries Team, based at Ravernet, Lisburn. In 2013 he joined the Independent Police Complaints Commission and worked on their investigation into the Hillsborough disaster.
Jeff’s aim is to develop RFIP and make it a progressive, forward thinking and effective police service for all members of the community and visitors alike.
The force has grown in numbers under Jeff’s command. The addition of a permanent CID has added a significant amount of expertise and professionalism, allowing the force to produce high quality prosecution files, thereby securing a high number of convictions at court. The force also relies less heavily on contractor staff, having attracted a number of ‘local’ who are keen to be part of RFIP
Barry joined the RFIP in January 2019 after serving over 30 years in the Derbyshire Constabulary achieving the rank of Inspector.
In his last posting he was the County Partnership Inspector holding the countywide portfolio for anti-social behaviour, community safety and cohesion, partnership working, and was a counter terrorism trainer.
He brings with him vast experience in community policing, project management, major crime investigations, and the management of critical and crisis incidents.
“I’ve had a lovely welcome from all and I’m looking forward to using my skills and experience to serve the community of the Falkland Islands to the best of my ability; and also whilst here enjoy the beautiful scenery and wildlife this fine place has to offer.”
Andy joined RFIP as a PC having completed a 30 year career with Northumbria Police and has expericing most aspects of police work. 23 years of his career was performed within CID; he has 15 years experience working within Covert Intelligence, having worked in Intelligence Management, Undercover Unit, Source Development and Special Branch.
“It is both a challenge and a privilege to experience community policing at its best with RFIP”.
Andy took over as Detective Sergeant in June 2019.
Shane has been with the RFIP for a year, having previously worked as a first responder. Shane’s father was born in the Falklands and this was part of what inspired him to move here and serve the community.
In his free time, Shane enjoys shooting. He also enjoys getting out and about, experiencing the local wildlife.
PC Mark Dalton joined RFIP in July 2018. He previously served in the British Army for 22 years in the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment and has seen service on operations in Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving the Army, Mark moved to Saint Helena Island with his family where he served 2 years with the Saint Helena Police Force.
Steve joined RFIP in August 2000 as a Reserve Constable and is the longest serving police officer currently employed by RFIP. Steve has undertaken many roles within the force including the first Reserve Constable qualified to AFO level, driving examiner and force first aid trainer.
Steve was awarded the Overseas Territories Special Constabulary Medal in 2016, one of only two officers to receive this award in the Force.
In his spare time, Steve enjoys shooting and fishing as well as time with his family.
David Roberts arrived in the Falklands in 1992 and joined the department on the 1st July 1994 with the introduction of 24 hour patrolling as part of A-Shift. He worked through the ranks to the role of Sergeant Operations until a career change October 2010, but remained as a reserve until 2015 when he had to leave the police, receiving his Long Service Good Conduct in 2013. Following another career change, he decided to return to serve the community in a role he deeply enjoys.
Some of David’s high points were the introduction of the DARE program which was taught throughout the Infant & Junior School and also the development of a Senior School aimed at those due to go off to college, then growing to a core part of the Personal Health and Safety curriculum. This was followed by the introduction of the SAFE email and answerphone service, which was available free to all youths for reporting any concerns or seeking assistance.
Harley is a Reserve Police Constable and is enjoying learning about all aspects of police work.
Cress joined RFIP in March 2018 as Senior Clerk and PA to the Chief of Police. She considers this a great achievement in her work career and enjoys the challenges and lessons it brings every day. Prior to this, she worked as the Medical Secretary and Medical Coordinator in the KEMH for 4 1/2 years.
Cress is originally from the Philippines and arrived in the Falklands in 2012. She eventually got married, built a family home and now has a family of 3 she loves spending time with.