Head of Learning and Development

Joanne Buck - Head of of Learning and Development - joined SYP in 1989 after working as a dental nurse.

Jo started her police career as an Aliens registration Clerk working in Special Branch and was later promoted to Special Branch Office Manager. In 1998 she commenced work as a Service Improvement Office within Corporate Development Department where she had responsibility for conducting force inspections, strategic planning, performance and quality assurance.

In 2002, Joanne started work in the Training department as the Head of Management Development and was later promoted to Head of Learning and Development.  Jo has successfully completed an MBA, holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Whilst Head of Learning and Development Jo has taken responsibility for the planning and subsequent movement from Ecclesfield Training centre to Robert Dyson House, and recently managed two key reviews of the Learning and Development Function the latter review resulting in the collaboration between South Yorkshire and Humberside Training.

In 2012, Jo became Head of Learning and Development for both SYP and Humberside Police. Jo is the chair of the NE Regional Heads of Training (RHOT).

Her contact details are: -


Telephone:01709 443693