METROPOLITAN POLICE inspector Mat Shaer is the new chair of the Jewish Police Association.
Inspector Shaer wants to raise the profile of the association within the force and the wider community and make potential members feel “they have something to gain from belonging, whether from support, networking or socialising”. He is particularly keen to attract officers and civilian staff from other forces.
He transferred to the Met in 2003 after 10 years in Thames Valley force.
The inspector worked on the Met’s murder squad before being promoted to take charge of criminal justice and case-progression units in Westminster.
Originally from East London, he now lives in Oxfordshire with his wife and three daughters.
Inspector Shaer belongs to Maidenhead Synagogue, whose minister, Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain, is a JPA chaplain.