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Chief Constable Simon Bailey

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Simon Bailey has been a police officer for 34 years, serving predominantly as a detective in King’s Lynn and Norwich.

In 1998, he was seconded to the National Crime Squad and as Detective Inspector he was responsible for managing covert operations at a national and international level targeting serious and organised crime gangs.

In 2000 he was further seconded to the Rosemary Nelson murder investigation based in Northern Ireland working there for three years before returning to Norfolk as Detective Superintendent leading the intelligence directorate.

In December 2005 Simon Bailey was promoted to the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent and became Head of Crime managing specialist crime and operations resources.

In 2007 he led the force modernisation programme and successfully passed the Police National Assessment Centre attending the Police National Strategic Command Course between October 2008 and February 2009.

In June 2013 following successful appointments as Assistant Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable within Norfolk, Mr Bailey was temporarily promoted to Temporary Chief Constable and in September 2013 was appointed Chief Constable by the Police and Crime Panel.

In January 2014 Mr Bailey became the National Police Chiefs Council lead for Child Protection Abuse Investigation and in May 2016 became national lead for Violence and Public Protection.

He has a Master’s degree at Cambridge University and an honorary doctorate from Bedford University

In January 2016, he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

Between 2014 to 2019 Simon Bailey served as a trustee and latterly as Vice Chair of the Marie Collins Foundation Trustee Board.


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