Chief Constable Gavin Stephens

Gavin brings a wealth of experience from over 20 years within Surrey Police, serving in every rank up to the role of 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.

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T/ Deputy Chief Constable Nev Kemp

Nev began his career in policing at Sussex Police, where he has worked for 22 years. Most recently he has been the Chief Superintendent responsible for Brighton and Hove. He joined Surrey Police in May 2017 as Assistant Chief Constable with responsibility for local policing across the Force.

Whilst at Sussex Police, he worked in a number of different areas and departments with roles in both uniform and detective roles. This includes Head of Crime and Counter Terrorism Operations; Head of Crime Investigation with a promotion in 2012 to lead the Protecting Vulnerable People Branch.

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Assistant Chief Constable Dave Miller (Operations)

Dave joined Sussex Police in 1997 having spent 10 years working in the retail and travel industries and in the military. He started his police career in Brighton, then as a Sergeant in West Sussex, with the National Crime Squad (now NCA) and divisional CID as a Detective Inspector. He then spent the next few years as a DCI on division and Criminal Justice then as District Commander in Brighton.

He led local and national inspections with the HMIC and was a divisional Superintendent for Crime and Operations before transferring on promotion to Chief Superintendent in Surrey Police, leading Response Command, Specialist Crime Command across Surrey and Sussex, Public Protection and East Surrey Division.

Dave was promoted to Assistant Chief Constable for Surrey and Sussex Operations, Gatwick Airport and Force Contact, Command and Control Department in May 2019. He holds a number of regional portfolios, is a Public Order Gold Commander, Strategic Firearms Commander, national assessor, holds a Masters’ Degree and is a qualified executive coach. He is passionate about policing, catching and holding to account those who do the most harm to our communities and supporting people to be the best they can be.

Executive Director of Commercial and Financial Services Peter Gillett

Peter has over 30 years’ experience in local government finance and senior management, having held Chief Finance Officer, Resources Director and Head of Paid Service roles.

His portfolio includes Finance, Procurement, and Facilities (property, vehicle fleet management and firearms licensing).

A CIPFA qualified Accountant, he has been s151 Officer at three local authorities - Malvern Hills, Gloucester City and Bristol City Councils. During this time he has become renowned for both service transformation and for implementing alternative service delivery models, including innovative partnerships with the private sector - most recently playing a key role in the set-up of Bristol Energy Ltd, a unique, local authority wholly-owned trading company supplying energy to households and businesses nationwide.

Chief Digital and Information Officer Joseph Langford

Joseph has the responsibility for how Surrey Police and Sussex Police utilise information, technology and innovation to drive better engagements with the communities we serve. He joined the forces in late 2018 with the aim to drive digital innovation into the heart of the organisations and improve outcomes for the people we engage with. 

Joseph believes that technology should complement policing and has worked with police services nationally to deliver innovative solutions to the challenges faced in their engagements. 

Prior to working for Surrey Police and Sussex Police, Joseph worked in the private sector supporting other public sector organisations in delivering value for money services that put the consumer at the centre of their propositions. In his career, he has designed, developed and overseen transformation initiatives such as connectivity and internet security for schools and pupils on a regional scale, collaborations and communications platforms for charities and more recently integrated mobile working solutions for police officers designed to reduce paperwork and help improve the available time officers have in the community.

Director of People Services Adrian Rutherford

Adrian is responsible for all People Services across Surrey Police and Sussex Police – this includes HR, Shared Business Services, Learning & Development and Occupational Health. He has worked for the police service for over 22 years, mainly in roles within Sussex Police which have included Divisional HR Manager roles as well as Head of HR Services and the Lead for Occupational Health and Well-being across both Surrey Police and Sussex Police. Recently he has overseen the creation of a collaborated Occupational Health Unit between Surrey Police and Sussex Police and the Fire & Rescue Services of Surrey and East Sussex. Adrian is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.