The Rt Hon Nick Herbert


Nick Herbert served as Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice from May 2010 to September 2012. This was a joint role in the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice. He was elected Conservative MP for Arundel and South Downs on 5 May 2005.

Nick was educated at Haileybury and Magdalene College, Cambridge where he studied law and land economy.

From 1990 to 1996, he worked for the British Field Sports Society, initially as its Director of Political Affairs and later as Chief Executive of Business for Sterling from 1998 to 2000. Before becoming an MP, he was the Director of Reform, an independent think tank that he co-founded in 2002.

Nick was Shadow Minister for Police Reform from 2005 to 2007, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice between 2007 and 2009 and Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2009 to 2010.

Previous roles in government

  1. Minister for Policing, Fire and Criminal Justice and Victims


  1. Indemnity for returning officers at police and crime commissioner elections
  2. Police and crime commissioners to swear an oath of impartiality
  3. Police and crime commissioners to swear oath of impartiality
  4. Home Secretary thanks police for their role in keeping Olympics safe
  5. Policing Minister pays tribute to the officers helping deliver a safe games
  6. Preparations on track for introduction of PCCs
  7. Nick Herbert makes statement on police numbers
  8. Integrated offender management conference 2012: presentations
  9. PACE Code C 2012
  10. New police ICT company to drive down costs