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Senior leaders

Find out about our senior leaders.

Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave Nick was appointed as Chief Constable in July 2016.

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.

Gavin StephensGavin brings a wealth of experience from over 20 years within Surrey Police, serving in every rank up to the role of Temporary Deputy Chief Constable. His background and passion for policing Surrey means he is ideal for this role, leading on performance and change to keep Surrey safe.

Gavin has overall responsibility for strategic and operational co-ordination, professional standards, change programmes and Force performance.  Gavin also leads for Surrey and Sussex Police on digital projects and is the National Police Chief's Council lead for Local Policing.

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.

Assistant Chief Constable Jeremy Burton

Jeremy joined the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) on 24 October 1988 and was posted to Kensington Division.

He had many roles during his time at MPS and was promoted through the ranks at various points in his career. Some of his roles include Sergeant in the Brixton Division, Detective Inspector in the City of Westminster and Chief Superintendent in Lewisham Borough. Whilst at Lewisham he developed the Level 3 Youth and Community Skills for Safer Neighbourhoods and introduced a best practice ‘Critical Incident Community Engagement Strategy’ across the MPS.  He also led the Borough response to the London Riots of August 2011.

In 2005 he undertook a Post Graduate Diploma in Criminology and Police Management, followed by a Master’s Degree in Applied Criminology both at Cambridge University.

In 2012, he was selected by the Assistant Commissioner, Territorial Policing to design and lead an implementation programme for the MPS Change Programme’s Local Policing Model and Public Access strategy across all 32 London Boroughs.

In 2014, he was further selected by the Assistant Commissioner, Professionalism to manage the MPS response to the ‘Stephen Lawrence Independent Review’ by Mark Ellison QC.

He is an active mentor for under-represented staff and High Potential Development Scheme officers and has been a National Assessor for the College of Policing since 2007. 

Jeremy speaks Spanish and French, and enjoys travelling, rugby, history, cooking, reading and playing the guitar.

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Helen CollinsHelen Collins joined the Force in 1989, based at Weybridge. During her time in Surrey she has worked across the Force area in a variety of roles, but has spent the majority of her career as a detective. This has included roles as a Senior Investigating Officer within the Major Crime Investigation Team and Detective Chief Inspector within the Public Protection Strategy Unit.

Helen was promoted to Superintendent Operations in West Surrey in 2007, before promotion to Detective Chief Superintendent in June 2008 when Helen undertook the role of Head of Investigations. Later that year, Helen became Divisional Commander of West Surrey.

Helen has a particular interest in Neighbourhood Policing and in December 2015 was promoted to the role of T/Assistant Chief Constable with responsibility for local policing across the Force.

Follow @DCSuptCollins on twitter to find out what she is up to.

Jane HarwoodJane is responsible for all People Services across Surrey and Sussex Police – this includes HR, Shared Business Services, Learning & Development and Occupational Health. Jane is also the lead for the Surrey and Sussex Corporate Services programme.
Jane started her career as an internal consultant at the Metropolitan Police before transferring to Surrey Police as Director of Corporate Development. In addition to her portfolio responsibilities she helped plan the boundary change between the Met and Surrey Police and led the reassurance policing programme.

Following completion of the Strategic Command Course she became Director of Corporate Development at Centrex before moving to the Museums, Archives and Libraries. Two years later she became the Deputy Chief Executive for the Metropolitan Police Authority and led the change programme to establish the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. Later the same year she set up her own independent consultancy, providing executive support for Chief Officer teams and Police & Crime Commissioners, and consultancy on support service management.

Jane is a trustee for Missing People charity and a fundraiser for COSMIC.

John BoshierJohn joined Surrey Police in 1992 patrolling Woking and then the East of the county. John has undertaken detective duties within a number of departments including divisions, Force Intelligence, Proactive Investigation, Professional Standards and Major Crime, both in Surrey and then subsequently establishing the collaborated MCT for Surrey and Sussex. John also spent six months at HMIC as the specialist staff officer for major crime and serious and organised crime.

Charlie DoyleCharlie joined Surrey Police in 1988 and has worked across the county in a variety of uniformed operational policing roles. In 1993 he was posted to Guildford on promotion as a patrol sergeant. This was followed in 1995 by custody duties at Woking, then patrol duties at Elmbridge.

In 1998 Charlie was promoted to Inspector at Woking and then to Chief Inspector for the North West area of Surrey in 2002.

He was promoted to Superintendent responsible for co-ordinating Neighbourhood Policing in 2005, before taking on the role of Superintendent Operations in North Surrey two years later. Prior to taking up his current role Charlie was Divisional Commander for East Surrey.

Chief Superintendent (East) Dave MillerDave transferred from Sussex Police to take leadership of Specialist Crime. Dave has served for 15 years in Sussex and with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabularies and the National Crime Squad. Most recently he had responsibility for neighbourhood and response policing across West Sussex.

During his time at Sussex Police, he represented the region on tackling Organised Immigration Crime, Human Trafficking and Exploitation. As Chief Inspector and District Commander for Brighton Central, Dave was responsible for CID, response and neighbourhood resources and performance delivery.

Jon SavellJon joined Surrey Police in Feb 2000 and was initially posted to Addlestone. He has spent most of his career as a Detective starting as a DC at Woking, moving to be a Response Sgt at Camberley and then as a DS and DI at Staines before joining Major Crime. Following his time investigating a number of murders and suspicious deaths Jon was promoted to DCI and moved to central Public Protection and then Reigate as the East Division DCI. With the Force structural change to the Functional Model in April 2010 Jon was temporarily promoted to the Force Authorising Officer with responsibility for Undercover Policing, Central Authorities Bureau, Telecoms Liaison Unit, Source Handling, Prison Intel and Special Branch. Following this Jon led a change programme for the Comms Dept and worked for the ACPO team on Business Partnering for a year. In 2011 Jon was substantively promoted to Detective Superintendent and in early 2012 took the role of Head of Public Protection for three years before moving to be the Crime Superintendent for East Surrey for a year. In December 2015 Jon moved to be temporary Divisional Commander for West Surrey.

Jon lives in West Surrey and is married with three children with another one due in March

Chris joined Lincolnshire Police in 1988 and served in many roles including response, neighbourhoods, CID, control room and roads policing, and as staff officer to the Chief Constable. In 2002 he was seconded to HMIC where, amongst his other duties, he inspected Surrey and Sussex.

Without first checking house prices in the South, Chris MoonChris joined Surrey Police in January 2006, initially as Operations Chief Inspector at Camberley and then Ops and Crime Superintendent at Woking. With BCU restructuring, he moved to Guildford as Neighbourhood Superintendent before undertaking the review of Intelligence in Surrey. In 2008 he was posted to lead the Neighbourhood Policing and Partnership Directorate, also leading on Preventing Violent Extremism. Chris undertook 2 periods of temporary chief superintendent duties as Head of Citizen Focus before moving to the Tasking and Coordination command in April 2010 where he was responsible for covert intelligence development, including surveillance; operational and emergency planning; ANPR; and Health and Safety. He also headed the Corporate Communications Department for 6 months in addition to his normal role.

From October 2013 Chris served as Ops Superintendent at Staines and led the local response to the flooding in 2014. He joined Operations Command as head of RPU in May 2015 and began temporary duties as Head of Ops Command in December.

Rugby is a big part of Chris’s life. He is chairman of the Surrey Police rugby club and a member of the national British Police rugby committee. He plays for the Commons and Lords team and has taken part in 4 Parliamentary Rugby World Cups, including in Australia and New Zealand. Chris also plays guitar in a band and has played at Glastonbury and the Isle of Wight festivals.

Jerry WestermanJerry is the Divisional Commander for North Surrey (Elmbridge, Runnymede and Spelthorne boroughs). He joined Surrey Police in 1994 after a short career in the Royal Marines. He was initially based at Leatherhead and has since then worked across the force area in a variety of roles, predominantly in uniform operational roles, but also as a detective.

He has spent secondments out of Surrey with the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) and the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Programme (JESIP). He is also an accredited Firearms and Public Order Commander and notably was responsible for the policing of the 2012 Olympic Games in Surrey and the 2015 Magna Carta celebrations.

Jerry’s most recent role has been as the Crime Superintendent for North Surrey, and it was from this post that he was promoted (on a temporary basis) to Divisional Commander for North Surrey.

Jerry’s interests outside work mainly revolve around his family (including 3 children, all boys) and rugby – both as a player and a coach of a youth rugby team.

As Divisional Commander, Jerry’s aim is to provide the best possible service to the residents and visitors of North Surrey.

Temporary Detective Chief Superintendent Paul FurnellPaul joined Surrey Police in January 2016 as Head of Public Protection.  Prior to this Paul has been with Sussex Police for 26 years working in a number of areas and departments including Division, Operations, Intelligence, CID, Reactive/Proactive Investigations and SOC.

Paul spent three years as Head of Investigations and SIO on the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit before returning to Sussex to become Head of Public Protection in Sussex for a further three years before joining Surrey.

Paul BundyPaul is the lead finance professional for Surrey Police, ensuring the proper administration of the Force's financial affairs, so that the organisation operates efficiently, effectively and in accordance with statutory requirements and accounting standards. Paul is responsible for the effective management of the property portfolio, procurement function and fleet services ensuring value for money and compliance with best practice standards.

Paul joined Surrey Police in 1994 and was based at Farnham Police Station, he moved to the HQ finance team later the same year. Between 1994 and 2003 Paul undertook various finance roles and qualified as an accountant in 2001. He was promoted to Head of Finance in 2003 and gained the new Head of Finance & Services role in October 2010. Paul's aims are to ensure finance resources are maximised and deployed to best advantage for the residents of Surrey, to provide a value for money and operationally effective fleet, property and procurement service and to form a Support Services cohesive approach through our valued people to support front line delivery.

Neil RobertsNeil’s role means that he is accountable for all the infrastructure, systems, people and policies for the effective, efficient and secure management of data, information and knowledge for policing in Surrey. He also looks after Sussex too, as IT is a shared service between the forces. He joined the forces in November 2014. His career spans 20 years across a broad mix of Public and Private sector organisations, from leading IT for multi-national financial services companies to shaping the delivery of services within the Houses of Parliament. Neil’s particular expertise in integrating technology solutions and driving efficiencies through in times of great change are called upon heavily as policing becomes more and more dependent upon IT to meet ever-changing strategic, tactical and financial demands.