Gavin Stephens is Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). He was appointed in April 2023.
Gavin has worked in policing for nearly 30 years, first joining the Cambridgeshire Constabulary in 1993 and then Surrey Police in 1996, where he has been working for over two decades now, serving in every rank up to the role of chief constable.
He was initially based in East Surrey on neighbourhood policing and went on to roles in serious and organised crime, professional standards and local policing.
On a national level, Gavin has played a major role in developing and modernising neighbourhood policing. He led the implementation of the Neighbourhood Policing Guidelines in 2016.
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