Senior leaders

Learn more about our senior leadership team.

Our force is run by a team of experienced chief officers with a wide range of experience gained from careers within and outside of policing.  For details of our local commanders - the police officers who lead day to day activity in our neighbourhoods - please visit our Local Commanders page.

For information on Michael Lane, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, please visit his website.

Please do not contact these people directly about incidents or crimes. Instead, call our Force Enquiry Centre on 101 or in an emergency always call 999.

CC Olivia Pinkney

Olivia Pinkney

Chief Constable

Mrs Pinkney is the most senior police officer in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. She is responsible for ensuring that policing services meet the public need, and in doing so delivers the requirements outlined in the local Police and Crime Plan and National Policing vision. Mrs Pinkney is also the national policing lead for Children and Young People.

DCC Sara Glen

Sara Glen

Deputy Chief Constable

Accountable to the chief constable, DCC Glen is responsible for force performance, ethical standards and oversees Professional Standards, force risk, inspection, learning and force development. She is responsible for holding Assistant Chief Constables (ACCs) and Assistant Chief Officers (ACOs) to account for the operational delivery across the force, as well as planning, resourcing and delivering transformational change within the force’s allocated budget. Mrs Glen holds the national portfolio for charging standards and out of court disposals.

ACC David Hardcastle

Dave Hardcastle

Assistant Chief Constable (Operations)

Strategic lead for all of our call centres and the Joint Operations Unit across Hampshire and Thames Valley. This includes all roads policing, armed response and public order teams, as well as emergency and non-emergency contact with the public. Mr Hardcastle is also the national lead for response policing.

ACC Scott Chilton

Scott Chilton

Assistant Chief Constable (Local Policing)

Strategic lead for neighbourhood policing, public protection (safeguarding vulnerable people), and emergency response teams. Responsible for building and maintaining relationships at executive level with partner agencies, including local authorities and other emergency services.

Learn more about ACC Chilton’s background and strategic and operational roles.

ACC Ben Snuggs

Ben Snuggs

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable (Crime, Criminal Justice and Intelligence)

Strategic lead across all investigations teams, custody, the wider criminal justice system and intelligence. Responsible for building and maintaining relationships regional and national crime assets; criminal justice partners including probation, prisons, the Crown Prosecution Service, courts and youth offending.

ACO Amanda Cooper

Amanda Cooper

Chief Information Officer

Responsible for IT and Information Management strategies across Hampshire and Thames Valley, increasingly focused on transforming the force’s technology (e.g. new contact management systems) and developing regional and national IT solutions and appropriate data strategies and governance to enable a more joined up approach between forces and partners.

Ben Pratt

Ben Pratt

Director of Communications

Responsible for all internal and external communications, including digital engagement with the public. A strategic adviser to the Chief Officer Group on matters relating to public trust and confidence, along with employee, stakeholder and media communications.

Jenny Lewis

Jenny Lewis

Head of Human Resources and Workforce Development

The senior HR lead across the Hampshire Shared Services partnership (police, fire, council). Responsible for ensuring that the force has the right systems, processes and policies to recruit, retain and develop its people. Also oversees the force wellbeing strategy and transactional services, such as pay.

Richard Croucher

Richard Croucher

Chief Finance Officer, Chief Officer for Transport (Fleet) and Procurement

Responsible for setting and maintaining the budget for police and fire in Hampshire. Acts as a strategic adviser to the Chief Officer Group on all financial matters, including planning for capital investment in new buildings and transformational change.

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