THE re-elected Chairman of Hampshire Police Federation has vowed to not let officers down after he was voted in for another term.

John Apter will continue to represent officers from across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Police Federation following his election victory on Sunday.

Police officers voted him into the top post within the federation, which represents the interests of constables, sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors.

Having joined the service in 1992, Mr Apter has held a variety of uniformed roles including response, neighbourhood, traffic, road death investigation and family liaison.

Following the announcement Mr Apter said: "I’m incredibly proud and excited to be able to continue what I have started.

"Being the voice of those I represent is a privilege and something I take seriously.

"Thank you to those colleagues who have given me their support, I promise I won’t let you down."

Mr Apter is a key voice is raising the concern of those he represents throughout the county.

As the chair, Mr Apter negotiates with the Chief Officer Group on behalf of the members.

He has built constructive and productive relationships with senior managers and local MPs to ensure the voice of the members is heard.

He also continues to represent Officers in matters of misconduct, performance, attendance management and welfare related issues.

Last month, Mr Apter was key in getting the views of officers after the police and crime commissioner Michael Lane said he would not be putting any additional cash into front-line policing.

Sent out to 2,800 cops across the county, 1,608 responded, with 98 per cent agreeing with the no confidence vote.

However, despite the result, the vote was not binding and won’t force the PCC out of office.