Professional Development and Integrity

Chief Constable Giles York is the College of Policing’s Professional Community Chair for Professional Development and Integrity.

Covering the portfolios of
• Leadership
• Equality and diversity
• Integrity and ethics


Giles York, the Chief Constable of Sussex Police, is the College of Policing's Professional Community Chair for Professional Development and Integrity.

Giles started his service in Maidstone with Kent Police in 1990, where he worked in several different roles before finishing his service as the Head of Special Branch. He joined South Wales Police as Assistant Chief Constable in 2005 before becoming Deputy Chief Constable at Sussex in 2008. He became Chief Constable six years later and was awarded the Queen's Policing Medal in 2015.

Giles is the national police lead for Workforce Futures.

As Professional Community Chair, Giles works closely with the College lead of Professional Development and Integrity, Giselle Lockett.

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