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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Deputy 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.

Assistant 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 has 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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Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Jon Savell

Jon joined Surrey Police in 2000 and has served in all ranks as a detective across the county working in volume and major crime where he qualified as a PIP 3 SIO. Jon has worked in Public Protection as a DCI, Detective Superintendent and Detective Chief Superintendent and for eighteen months Jon was also the Divisional Commander for West Surrey and is a qualified Strategic Firearms Commander.

Jon has four children and is married to Charlotte and lives in the beautiful Surrey Hills. When he has any spare time between work and children he tries to keep fit and on top of the garden…

Assistant Chief Officer Jane Harwood

Jane 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.

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.

Outside of work, Peter is married with three children, all of whom play in bands. With his eldest son based in Leeds, his daughter in Bristol and his youngest son at home in Worcestershire, he spends much of his spare time at weekends as an unpaid roadie! He is also a member of his local parish council and a qualified motorcycle instructor, teaching learners on a voluntary basis at a local scheme.

Detective Chief Superintendent John Boshier

John 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.

Chief Superintendent (Operations) Neil Honnor

From Highgate to Hastings Neil has policed a wide variety of communities across changing times and demands.

Starting as a junior officer in the borough of Haringey in the 1980s Neil learnt about policing in the aftermath of the inner city riots.

In the early 1990s he moved on to specialise in roads policing and accident investigation working across north London. After 10 years in the Metropolitan Police Neil moved to Sussex Police, he continued his career in Hastings moving through various crime investigation and uniform departments.

Bringing the experiences of community policing from the inner city in early 2000 Neil worked on introducing the concept of Neighbourhood Policing into Sussex. As a strong advocate of partnership Neil led many of the changes that have improved community wellbeing across the county of East Sussex.

Most recently that partnership approach has seen him develop the principles of; family key work, shared facilities, joint management and collaborative tasking across his area. After periods of specialisation in intelligence work and investigations Neil moved to become the Chief Superintendent Divisional Commander of East Sussex, this area covered a population of ½ million people from the rural communities of the high Weald to the seaside towns of Eastbourne and Hastings.

With a special interest in the welfare of people with disabilities Neil is also the Sussex police champion for that group, he leads on improving policing services across Sussex for those with mental health issues and other disabilities both from a service users perspective as well as for internal employees.

Most recently Neil has moved on to become the Head of Surrey & Sussex Operations Department, as a Strategic Firearms Commander and Public Order Commander he is well experienced in the Ops field, this role covers command for Roads Policing, Firearms, Public Order, Gatwick Airport, duties, planning and aspects of joint contingency planning.