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Principal officers

Barry Hand

Fed Chair / Sgts Rep - Data Protection / Disability & Equality / Misconduct lead

Barry joined the IOMC in 2000 spending the majority of his time in uniform in Douglas, Castletown & Port Erin, was a DC in CID during 2007. Barry has been a Police Search Advisor for 16 yrs & was promoted to Sgt in 2012 working in patrol, custody & extensively as a Force Incident Manager. In 2015 Barry was co-opted onto the Federation being keen to support colleagues. He's trained & qualified as a Post Incident Manager, previously a Tactical Firearms Commander & a former firearms officer before taking up 'Search' as his speciality. Barry's married to Louise, has a teenage daughter & is an avid Rugby fan, in particular the South African rugby team having previously lived & served in the military there as a medic. He enjoys harder styles of music, loves going to heavy metal gigs with Louise, being a huge fan of AC/DC & Spiced Rum (the drink, not a band) Barry & his family have four cats, 3 of which are Manxies who rule their home with sharp claws & sharper teeth.


Neil Craig (Oscar12)

Inspectors Representative - Professional Development lead

Neil joined the Constabulary in October 2000 & after completing initial training at Bruche Police Training College, Warrington, worked in Douglas on uniform before moving to Port Erin & then into CID in 2005. In September 2006 he was promoted to Sgt, where he worked as a Section Sgt, in Custody, Prosecutions Department, & then in the Public Protection Unit & CID as a Detective Sgt. In April 2016, being promoted to Inspector, Neil worked as the DI responsible for the Multi Agency Public Protection Unit & the Youth Justice Team before moving to oversee the Public Protection Unit, CID & Scenes of Crime Department in 2017. In 2019 he transferred to Douglas as the the Inspector for a year before taking up his current role as Inspector for the Operational Support Group, (Firearms Training, Public Order, Search Team, Roads Policing & Dog Section). As well as being the Inspector’s rep on the board of the Police Federation Neil is the current Secretary of the Police Benevolent Fund.


Sarah Corkish

Constables Representative - Sports and Social / Health and well-being / Women in Policing lead

Sarah joined the IOMC in December 2004 with her initial training being at Bruche Police Training Centre, Warrington after which Sarah was posted to Douglas section before heading to Port Erin as a Community officer. Being redeployed back to Douglas after a short while as a community officer in Pulrose & Anagh Coar. Sarah transferred to custody after 13 yrs before joining the MAPPU. Sarah is a Family Liaison Officer & works with the Police 'Give a Gift' Charity, and is currently the Design Out Crime Officer for the Force. Sarah lives with her retired Police officer partner Dave who joined the IOMC in 2017 having previous worked in Greater Manchester & most importantly, her Cockerpoo, Jarvis. Sarah plays netball & won the premiership in the 2021/2022 season, is a retired basketballer & has represented the IOM in several Island Games. Sarah became a Constable Rep in 2021 determined to support colleagues through their careers with federation advice and help.


Karl Temmen

Constables Representative - Pay and Pensions lead

Karl joined the Isle of Man Constabulary in 2019 having previously served with Merseyside Police from January 1998 spending his first 8 years working on patrol in Liverpool. 2006 saw Karl join the Matrix Disruption Team which is a tactical force support group where he served until 2012 leaving the Matrix team to join the dog section where he remained up until transferring to the Constabulary in September 2019. Karl is one of the Constabulary's Dog Handlers, and is a certified police dog trainer.


Ali Thompson

Constable's Representative

Ali joined the Constabulary in August 1998 when we still had Wordstar, typewriters and VHF and UHF radios. After completing her training at Bruche she was posted to Pulrose to start her tutor period and was then moved to Douglas ‘Section’. Over the next 6 years she worked in Douglas Community, again in Pulrose, Willaston and Peel. In 2004 she joined PPU where she remained until 2018. She then went on to youth offending / PEAT until 2020 when she joined the Central Alcohol Unit. Ali is married to Andy and they have 2 teenage daughters (testing times!). Ali’s time out of work is spent being a Mum taxi and looking after 3 horses and 2 cats. During her career Ali has got the most satisfaction from helping people and she hopes to carry that on as a Federation Constables Representative. Telephone numbers 687547 or 411416 (personal mobile)

01624 687547

Gareth John (Oscar11)


Federation Secretary I joined the Policing family in 2008 and transferred to the island in early 2015. The Federation has always felt important to me, I have a strong sense of fairness and believe that whilst the Federation will not always get a person the end result they want, we can ensure that policies are applied fairly. I came to the Federation board in 2019 as the Sergeants rep and stood down formally from the board upon promotion. However I don't feel like my work is done, so I've kindly been asked to stay on as Secretary. The board has seen such a period of transition I hope I can assist in making the board as stable as we can be. Gareth continues to support the Federation Board in all its decision making and is a valuable member of the team.


William Challoner

Treasurer / Accounts manager

Will joined the Isle of Man Constabulary in October 2016 as a student Constable however in order to be able to better support his family he resigned from the Constabulary in December 2017 and returned to his previous career in the IT industry. After a few years back in the private sector Will re-joined the Constabulary in January 2020 as a CONNECT system administrator where his previous experience as a Constable gave him an insight into the work of the Police Federation and as a result he was happy to volunteer as Treasurer to assist in their work. Will is also an Auxiliary Coastguard Officer and keen motorcyclist, target rifle and clay pigeon shooter. He is married to his wife Ruth and they have two children. Will is the backbone of our finances, and manages them impeccably. His support to the Federation cannot be understated.