Roger Gardner

Strategic Advisor to the National Police Driver Training Lead - National Police Chiefs' Council

Roger has been involved in the NPCC Police Driving portfolio as a staff officer & advisor to DCC Woods since December 2019.  He has led the work on national standardisation of police driving courses and was involved in the writing of the new legislation “Police Driving - Prescribed Training Regulations 2022”. Amongst his responsibilities include working closely with the College of Policing, Home Office, Department of Transport, Independent Office of Police Conduct and the Police Federation.   Roger has been instrumental in the production of governance documents and learning standards surrounding the portfolio and the setting up of a group of subject matter experts, to assist partner agencies in the investigation of police vehicle incidents, where driving is an issue.

Roger Gardner was born in Australia and served in the Royal Navy before joining the police.  He is a former police staff driver training manager at Lancashire Constabulary, a serving officer with Lancashire Constabulary, before retiring in 2012.  He has mostly a roads policing & motorway background before joining the Operational Driving Training unit.  After a short time with Lancashire Fire & Rescue Service, he returned to police driver training. Roger is passionate about making police driving safer whilst still delivering realistic training which is fit for the current role of police officers.

Roger is currently working on the licencing of Police Driver Training departments and the establishment and implementation of Driver Standards Units.