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Our senior leaders

Chief Constable Lynne Owens

Chief Constable
Lynne Owens

Lynne has overall accountability for the Force's performance and is responsible for the Force's direction and leadership, stakeholder relations and political engagement.

She was appointed Chief Constable of Surrey Police in February 2012.

She began her police career in the Metropolitan Police Service, posted to Catford in South East London. She transferred to Kent Police on promotion to Sergeant, where she trained and specialised as a detective.

As a Detective Chief Inspector she was posted to the force major crime department as a Senior Investigating officer. On transferring to Surrey in 2002, Lynne became a BCU Commander of a division, covering three boroughs. In January 2005, she was appointed Temporary Assistant Chief Constable (Specialist Operations). During that time she qualified as a Gold firearms Commander and took Gold Command of a number of critical incidents. Following successful completion of the Strategic Command Course, she was appointed Assistant Chief Constable (Territorial Operations), with responsibility for territorial divisions, partnership, criminal justice and neighbourhood policing.

In March 2008, Lynne was appointed as the Temporary Deputy Chief Constable leading a significant organisational change programme, professional standards department and collaboration in the South East Region. In April 2009 she transferred to the Metropolitan Police Service having been substantively appointed as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner responsible for Operations within Territorial Policing.

In December 2010 she took up post as an Assistant Commissioner as part of the MPS Management Board. She led on public order and event policing, including the delivery of the Royal Wedding in 2011, as well as other, predominantly uniformed Police Services. From August 2011 she was also responsible for the Specialist Crime Directorate.

She was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished service in the New Years Honours (2008).
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Deputy Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave

Deputy Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave

Joining us from the Met, Nick has overall responsibility for strategic and operational co-ordination, professional standards, change programmes and Force performance.

He joined the Met in 1990, having previously worked as a physicist in the NHS. He rose through the ranks, spending time in Special Branch, Custody and Town Centre Proactive Teams at Brixton as a Sergeant and, as a DI in Peckham, running robbery and burglary squads. As an SIO he worked on the South London Murder Squad and received a Judge’s Commendation for his role as Senior Investigating Officer in charge of the successful re-investigation of the murder of Damilola Taylor.

His roles have also included setting up a guns and gangs unit in Southwark, Crime Commander for the Notting Hill Carnival over several years and Staff Officer to the Commissioner Lord Ian Blair. He was also responsible for designing and implementing the National Counter Terrorism Co-ordination Centre at New Scotland Yard and was Borough Commander for Lambeth before his promotion to Commander in Territorial Policing where he has led on Criminal Justice, Custody and Crime Policy for the MPS.

Nick was born and raised in East Surrey, where he still lives with wife Liz and four daughters. He’s a keen sportsman, enjoying cycling, dinghy sailing and swimming (the last two often at the same time!) and has represented the Met at wrestling. A keen musician, he plays the cornet in a brass band.
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Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Cundy

Assistant Chief Constable Stuart Cundy

Stuart has overall responsibility for the Investigation and Tasking and Co-ordination operational commands.

Stuart joined the Metropolitan Police in 1994, posted to Hounslow and Feltham before transferring on promotion to Brixton as a Sergeant. After a staff officer posting he was promoted to Detective Inspector in Lambeth, one of London's most challenging boroughs and in 2003 became a Detective Chief Inspector. As an SIO headed up nearly 30 homicide cases, including the high profile sexual assault and murder of Croydon teenager Sally Anne Bowman and contract killing of George Francis. Following promotion to Detective Superintendent he headed the Met’s Flying Squad, working to reduce armed robbery and cash-in-transit attacks, with notable cases including the UK's largest diamond armed robbery at Graff's jewellers.

In June 2010, he was promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent in charge of Trident, where he subsequently broadened its remit to become the MPS lead for the prevention and investigation of shootings and gang crime in London.

Following completion of the national Strategic Command Course, Stuart was appointed as Assistant Chief Constable in Surrey Police.

Follow @ACCStuartCundy on twitter to find out what he is up to.
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Priorities and direction

Our vision is to 'deliver safe, satisfied and confident communities and relentlessly pursue those people that undermine them.'

Our strategy is to:

  • Keep people safe from harm
  • Give them confidence that we will be there when they need us
  • Relentlessly pursue criminals