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Our senior leaders

Temporary Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave

Temporary Chief Constable
Nick Ephgrave

Nick was appointed Temporary Chief Constable in December 2015.

Joining us from the Met in July 2013 as Deputy Chief Constable, Nick had 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. In quieter moments he enjoys classical music.
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Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Gavin Stephens

Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Gavin Stephens

Gavin brings a wealth of experience from over 20 years within Surrey Police to the role of Temporary Deputy Chief Constable. His background and passion for local policing means he is ideal for the role of ACC overseeing Divisions. Gavin works with Temporary Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave and the Divisional Chief Superintendents to ensure the Divisions have a strong leadership presence and secure level of accountability.


Gavin holds the portfolio for policing policies for children and young people. In addition, he is the lead for all call handling and control rooms for Surrey and Sussex Police and takes a keen interest in the application of new technology in policing as the lead on digital services.

Born and bred in Hartlepool, Gavin studied engineering at the University of Cambridge and worked for GEC Marconi Research as a sponsored student. After joining Cambridgeshire Constabulary he moved to Surrey Police in 1996, initially based in East Surrey on Neighbourhood Policing, then in Serious & Organised Crime, Professional Standards and more recently in the Neighbourhood Policing Command.

Follow @ACCStephens on twitter to find out what he is up to.
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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