Chief Constable, Staffordshire Police
Gareth Morgan joined Staffordshire Police as Chief Constable in June 2017.
He embarked on his police career in 1990, when he joined West Midlands Police as a Constable, before being promoted to Sergeant, based in Birmingham. In 1996 he joined the Accelerated Promotion Scheme, and following this secured his promotion to Inspector. He continued to work in a variety of uniform and detective roles for a number of years.
In 2000, he was selected to attend the FBI National Academy at Quantico and on his return was promoted to Detective Chief Inspector.
2002 saw another promotion to Superintendent, where he was seconded to the Home Office, before a return to the West Midlands in 2003.
The next eight years saw Gareth take up a variety of roles within West Midlands Police, before attending the Strategic Command Course. In 2011 he was temporarily promoted and took up the post of Chief of Staff to the President of the Association of Chief Police Officers.
In July 2012 he joined Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police as Assistant Chief Constable for local policing, before becoming Deputy Chief Constable at Avon and Somerset in 2016.
Gareth is Director of Senior National Assessment Centres and the NPCC chair of the Communications Advisory Group.
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