Alex Marshall, QPM

Chief Executive

Alex Marshall was appointed on 4 February 2013 as the Chief Executive Officer of the College of Policing. Joining the College soon after its inception Alex has subsequently led a significant programme of change and the establishment of faculties of work. Overseeing the work of the Leadership Review and the development of what constitutes a police professional remain big themes in Alex's management of the College.

Alex's career started with the Metropolitan Police Service in 1980 where he served for 20 years, mainly in Lambeth, South London. Whilst with the MPS he held various specialist roles including Head of the Metropolitan Police Public Order Training Department and Senior Investigating Officer in the Anti-Corruption Command. 

After serving at both Cambridgeshire and Thames Valley Police Constabularies, Alex was appointed as Chief Constable of Hampshire in October 2008.  As Chief Constable of Hampshire, Alex oversaw five consecutive years of crime reduction while achieving the required savings for the current comprehensive spending review.

Whilst at Hampshire, Alex, helped set up the Blue Lamp Trust Charity aimed at protecting vulnerable victims and reducing the number of casualties on our roads. He is the 2013 Stonewall Senior Champion in recognition of his work on combating hate crime.

Academically, Alex has studied at the Institute of Criminology and Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge and became a Cropwood Fellow in 1999. He obtained a Master's Degree in Criminology and Police Management at the Institute of Criminology of the University of Cambridge in 2006.

In 2009 he was awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Services to Policing in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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