HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services
Matt Parr was appointed as Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary in August 2016. Brought up in London, he now lives in the West Country. He currently has responsibility for forces based in the capital, the national special forces and those in Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories.
His background is in the Royal Navy, which he joined straight from Durham University. A submariner by specialisation, he has also commanded above the waves and ashore.
Much of his career was spent at sea; but among his shore appointments he was responsible for the Navy’s inspection regime and also led a Ministry of Defence-wide team conducting studies for ministers. As a Rear-Admiral he was a member of the Navy Board. He was head of the Submarine Service and was the Navy’s Director of Operations. He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 2013.
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