Jeremy joined the Police Service in 1985, working in a variety of uniformed and CID roles across Lancashire Constabulary. In 1999, he became Detective Chief Inspector at Pennine Division in Lancashire before being promoted to Superintendent Operations Manager at Lancaster. In February 2004 he became Divisional Commander of Pennine Division. In February 2006, he undertook a short secondment to the Police Service of Northern Ireland, taking command of a policing division in Belfast. Between July 2007 and May 2008 he performed the role of Temporary ACC (Specialist Operations) with responsibility for counter terrorism, serious and organised crime and protecting vulnerable people as well as uniform operations support.
Jeremy transferred from Lancashire to Cumbria Constabulary in June 2009 as Assistant Chief Constable responsible for Territorial Policing, Criminal Justice and Community Safety. He performed the role of Gold Commander in the 2009 Floods and during the West Cumbria shootings in 2010. He was promoted to the role of Deputy Chief Constable in January 2014 where he led an extensive programme of organisational change.
Between 2010 and 2015 he was the Uniformed Operations portfolio lead within the ACPO Children and Young People Business Area and was also the North West regional lead for Children and Young People. Jeremy took up the role of Chief Constable in Cumbria on the 1st August 2014. He is currently the chair of the North West Police Benevolent Fund who support serving and retired officers, along with their families, who may find themselves in time of need, hardship or distress. He is also the North West representative on the NPAS Board and currently chairs the NW NPCC Meetings.
In 1999, he was awarded a Cropwood Fellowship by the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge and a Master of Arts in Criminology from Keele University.
In the 2018 Queens New Year Honours Chief Constable Graham was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal.
Jeremy is a Christian and an avid supporter of Ulster Rugby and Arsenal Football Club.