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 Donna Jones, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, please visit her website.

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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 the chair of the National Police Co-ordination Committee for Local Policing, the chair of the Police Steering Committee, Cumberland Lodge, and the national chaplaincy lead for the police service. Within the force area, Mrs Pinkney is the chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Criminal Justice Board, as well as chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum.

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Ben Snuggs

Deputy Chief Constable

Accountable to the chief constable, DCC Snuggs is responsible for force performance, ethical standards and oversees professional standards, force risk, inspection, learning and force development. He 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. Mr Snuggs is also the chair of the Forensic Information Databases Strategy Board on behalf of the National Police Chiefs’ Council.

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Maggie Blyth

Assistant Chief Constable (Local Policing and Public Protection)

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. Leads on the force’s Legitimacy work, as well as COVID-19 and EU Exit planning.

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Craig Dibdin

Assistant Chief Constable (Crime, Criminal Justice and Intelligence)

Strategic lead across all investigations teams, custody, intelligence and the wider criminal justice system. Responsible for building and maintaining relationships with regional and national crime assets and criminal justice partners including Probation, Prisons, the Crown Prosecution Service, Courts and Youth Offending.  Force strategic lead for Disability and Victims and Witnesses.

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Lucy Hutson

Assistant Chief Constable (Corporate Services)

Leads a portfolio that includes the force’s information, planning and business development services required to enable effective management of performance, resources and demand. She has responsibility for key parts of Hampshire’s plans to bring in extra police officers under the national Uplift Programme, including ensuring that effective tutoring and training programmes are in place for the new officers. 

 

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Tim Metcalfe

Temporary 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, public order, marine and mounted teams, as well as emergency and non-emergency contact with the public.

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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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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 (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.

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Gemma Gair

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.