About Tom

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Tom Scholes-Fogg speaking at the 1st Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving, September 2018. Image taken by the National Emergency Services Memorial.

Thomas Scholes-Fogg is the Founder and CEO of the National Emergency Services Memorial (The NESM), a registered charity which is raising at least £3.2 million to build Britain’s first ever national cenotaph dedicated to all who serve and have served in the emergency services.

The 999 Cenotaph will be the main national symbol of gratitude, sacrifice and remembrance for ALL emergency services, including the two million people who work in the emergency services and NHS today, and the more than 7,000 personnel killed in the line of duty. The 999 Memorial will also honour service animals. To find out more and to donate to this important national project, please visit www.NESM.org.uk/donate.

Tom is also Founder and Chief Executive of the UK’s annual ‘Emergency Services Day‘ and the ‘Emergency Services Festival of Thanksgiving‘. These are two important national events in the emergency services calendar which are aimed at promoting appreciation of the emergency services.

The Charity is supported by HRH Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, the Prime Minister, Her Majesty’s Government, The First Ministers and Governments of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, the Home Secretary, the Health Secretary and all living former UK Prime Ministers and Deputy Prime Ministers.

Additional Roles:

Tom serves as police officer in a major English police force.

Previous Roles:

Tom has previously worked for four Members of Parliament, including managing the Parliamentary offices of two Shadow Ministers of State (Policing and DEFRA).  Tom has worked as a researcher to the Lord Stevens Independent Commission on Policing, to which he also gave evidence on police use of social media to interact with the public and fight crime. He also spent time working in the Office of a foreign Prime Minister.


Tom read Policing, Investigation and Criminology at University, and holds a MSc in Counter Terrorism. His thesis was on cyber-terrorism and terrorist use of the internet. He is currently flirting with doing a PhD in cyber.

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