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 Donna Jones, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, please visit her website.
Scott Chilton was appointed chief constable of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary in February 2023.
This is Mr Chilton's second spell with Hampshire after joining in 1992. He initially worked his way through uniformed policing before joining the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) in 1996, spending the next 16 years as a detective. Mr Chilton progressed to the rank of chief superintendent, overseeing many complex major crime investigations.
Mr Chilton is now the national lead, on behalf of all chief constables, for Investigations – which includes standards and accreditation, retention and recruitment of detectives, homicide and coronial investigations. He is also the chief constable lead for Tactics, Training and Equipment in the public order and public safety environment.
Sam de Reya
Deputy Chief Constable
Accountable to the Chief Constable, Sam de Reya is responsible for force performance and service delivery, optimising the potential and capability of our people, ethical and professional standards, force risk and audit, inspection activity, organisational learning and the Force Change Programme.
She is responsible for holding assistant chief constables and assistant chief officers to account for operational delivery across the force, as well as planning, resourcing and delivering transformational change within the force’s allocated budget.
She is a graduate of the UK National Strategic Command Course in 2020, and the FBI National Academy in 2018 and is currently the National Police Chief Council’s (NPCC) Lead for Ethics.
She has been a positive action champion throughout her career and is committed to creating positive ethical and inclusive environments where everyone in the workforce can thrive and deliver their best for communities. She is an avid supporter of police charities, is Vice Chair of the Trustee Board for Flint House rehabilitation centre and is a champion for equal opportunities and health and wellbeing in policing.
Assistant Chief Constable (Local Policing)
Strategic lead for local policing delivery across our four areas including neighbourhood policing, local crime investigation and emergency response teams.
Responsible for building and maintaining relationships at executive level with partner agencies, including local authorities and other emergency services. Leads on the force’s use of police powers, serious violence reduction and rural policing matters.
Assistant Chief Constable (Joint Operations)
Strategic lead for all contact centres and the Joint Operations Unit, which includes Roads Policing, Armed Response, Public Order, Marine and Mounted Teams, across Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Thames Valley
Assistant Chief Constable (Crime and Criminal Justice)
Strategic lead across all investigations teams, custody, intelligence and the wider criminal justice system. Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with regional and national partners, including Prisons, the Crown Prosecution Service, Courts and Youth Offending.
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.
Chief Information Officer
Responsible for IT and information management strategies across Hampshire and Thames Valley, increasingly focused on transforming the force’s technology (eg the new Contact Management Platform) and developing regional and national IT solutions and appropriate data strategies and governance to enable a more joined up approach between forces and partners.
Head of HR and Workforce Development
Accountable to the chief constable, Gemma is the strategic HR lead for the force, responsible for setting the direction of all people services. She is also responsible for the People Strategy and oversees equality and inclusion, as well as sharing responsibility for key parts of Hampshire’s plans to bring in extra police officers under the national Uplift Programme. This includes improving recruitment diversity and retention.
Assistant Chief Officer (Corporate Strategy)
Strategic lead for engagement and public confidence. Works alongside fellow chief officers to lead and implement initiatives and projects. Oversees the development of the force vision and priorities.