Rotherham District Commander

Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin is the District Commander for Rotherham at South Yorkshire Police.

Supt Jason Harwin

"I am delighted to return to Rotherham as the District Commander and look forward to building on the success of the district in keeping the public safe.

"I return to Rotherham having led the Yorkshire and Humber response to the Olympic Torch. Whilst challenging, the feedback from the public has been superb and this operation provides real regional opportunities for the future.

"In terms of my career in South Yorkshire Police, I joined in December 1992, serving at Ecclesfield before joining the Task Force, where I was a firearms officer and a member of the public order training team.

"From there I was promoted to Sergeant and went to Woodseats as a response Sergeant. I was then seconded to work with the Senior Command Team on the Open all hours project, which was the catalyst for the Community Service Teams and our Neighbourhood Policing structures.

"I was promoted to Inspector in 2004 and went to Barnsley as the SNA Inspector for Royston and Cudworth. From there I went into Personnel as the lead for SPP, HPDS and general career development and from there i was promoted to Chief Inspector and made my first appearance at Rotherham having responsibility for Ops and the Safer Neighbourhoods.

"As Superintendent I led the Force Mobile Information Programme and then the Diamond Programme.

"Whilst the service faces many challenges, I love coming to work. It is still one of the jobs that you can make a real difference every day."


The 2013/14 priorities for Rotherham are:

1. Reducing crime and Anti-social behaviour, with a particular focus on theft from motor vehicles, damage and arson

2. Protecting vulnerable people, particular those at more risk of Child Sexual exploitation, Honour based crime and Forced marriage, stalking and harassment and domestic abuse

3. improving visible policing, particularly in local communities