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.
Chief Constable (currently on secondment to lead the national Strategic Command Course from September to December 2022)
Mrs Pinkney is the most senior police officer in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. She is also 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.
Acting Chief Constable
The acting Chief Constable, responsible for the delivery of operational policing across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight during the secondment period of the Chief Constable.
He is responsible for ensuring that policing services meet the public need, and in doing so delivers the requirements outlined in the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan, Strategic Policing Requirement and National Policing vision.
He is also the chair of the Forensic Information Databases Strategy Board on behalf of the National Police Chiefs’ Council and the NPCC lead for Hostage and Crisis Negotiation.
Acting Deputy Chief Constable
Will cover this role during the Chief Constable's secondment while also maintaining a corporate services portfolio that includes the force’s information, planning and business development services required to enable effective management of performance, resources and demand.
Temporary 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. He is also the strategic force lead for LGBT+.
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 Probation, 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.