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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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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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.
Alison joined Surrey Police in 1993 and has worked in a variety of roles throughout her service including Response, Neighbourhood Policing, Contact and Deployment and Criminal Justice and Custody.
In 2017, on promotion to Chief Superintendent, Alison took over as Divisional Commander for West Surrey. She is currently Temporary Assistant Chief Constable responsible for Local Policing and holds the Force’s Neighbourhood Policing portfolio which she is particularly passionate about.
Fiona joined Surrey Police in 1994 and has worked in a variety of roles throughout her service. After five years as a response officer on Dorking Division (as it was then), Fiona then became a detective and has spent most of the subsequent twenty years in detective roles including CID, Public Protection, Anti-Corruption, and Major Crime & Homicide Investigation.
In early 2017, Fiona was seconded to Sussex Police for two years before returning to East Surrey as Divisional Commander. She is currently Temporary Assistant Chief Constable responsible for the Specialist Crime Command.
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, across both Surrey and Sussex forces, includes Finance, Procurement, Fleet, Estates and Facilities.
A CIPFA qualified Accountant, he has previously been s151 Officer at three local authorities - Malvern Hills, Gloucester City and Bristol City Councils. During his career he has become renowned for both service transformation, and for implementing alternative service delivery models, including innovative partnerships with the private sector.
Peter also holds the role of Senior Responsible Officer for the Policing National Commercial board, which has recently launched BlueLight Commercial Ltd – a wholly-owned Police company, providing commercial and procurement expertise to all forces, to deliver cashable savings and to improve value for money for policing. He is also a champion for the ‘Achieving Finance Excellence in Policing’ programme, having sat on the initial steering group and is co-chair of the programme’s People development sub group.
Outside of work, Peter is married with three children, all of whom play in bands. With his eldest son based in London, his daughter in Bristol and his youngest son at home, 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.
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.
Helen joined Surrey Police in January 2001 working as a Press Officer for Mole Valley based out of Leatherhead Police Station. During that time there has been much change within the Force and within the world of Corporate Communications.
Since joining the Force, Helen has worked across most disciplines within Corporate Communications, and at every level within the team and became the Head of Corporate Communications and Engagement in June 2019.
As of January 2020 Helen is taking on a national role as one of the Vice Chairs of the Association of Police Communicators (APComm) and is looking forward to working with forces to further develop the role, responsibilities and skills of those in Corporate Communications in policing.
Originally from Northamptonshire, where growing up was centred around the Northampton Saints fixture list and regular visits to Franklin Gardens, she then moved to Southampton to study Journalism, completing her Degree and a Post-Graduate qualification in Broadcast Journalism. Prior to joining Surrey Police she was a radio newsreader for the BBC and two independent radio stations before hanging up her microphone and headphones in December 2000 to embark on a career here in Surrey and has never looked back.