Chief Executive Officer
Alex Marshall has been a police officer for more than 30 years, and a Chief Constable since 2008. He previously spent 20 years in the Metropolitan Police Service, mainly in operational roles in South London. In 2000 he transferred to Cambridgeshire Police, where he headed specialist operational policing and was an Area Commander.
From 2004 Alex was an Assistant Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable in Thames Valley Police, where his responsibilities included professional standards, improving performance and the policing of major events.
As Chief Constable of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight from October 2008, Alex oversaw four consecutive years of crime reduction, rolled out mobile data terminals to frontline officers, and delivered around £40 million in savings. He also maintained the numbers of police officers and police staff in visible local policing roles across Hampshire. His national responsibilities included the introduction of the National Police Air Service, setting a vision for the future of policing, and improving the use of community disposals.
He has a Master's degree in Criminology from the University of Cambridge and was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in 2009. In October 2012, Alex was selected to become the first Chief Executive Officer of the College of Policing. He took up this post on 4 February 2013.