Deputy Chief Constable - Crime and Operational Support

DCC-GwynneDeputy Chief Constable Johnny Gwyne QPM

DCC Gwynne QPM has oversight of Organised Crime & Counter Terrorism, Major Crime, Local Crime, Public Protection, Intelligence Support, Operational Support, ICT and Contact, Command & Control.

The Scottish Police Authority has also designated DCC Gwynne to discharge the duties of the Chief Constable in the Chief’s absence.

To assist in managing this portfolio, he has responsibility for three Assistant Chief Constables - ACC Specialist Crime and Intel, ACC Crime and Protection and ACC Operational Support.

He began his policing career in 1985 when he joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary serving in Londonderry. He later transferred to Strathclyde Police. During that time he discharged a number of roles in various ranks finally as a Detective Chief Superintendent and Head of Special Branch for Strathclyde and Regional Coordinator for Special Branch for all of Scotland.

He has managed several high profile counter terrorist enquiries and was the on-scene commander at the Glasgow Airport attack. He led on both crises and consequence management issues arising from the incident. 

In 2006, he became a member of the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland after being appointed as Deputy Director General of the Scottish Crime and Drug Enforcement Agency (SCDEA). 

He was also the Scottish Police lead for Covert Policing and coordinated the activity of all eight Scottish legacy police forces and the SCDEA against organised crime as chair of the National Tactical Tasking and Coordinating Forum. 

He was seconded to the UKs National Crime Agency (NCA) in June 2013 and was Deputy Director of the Organised Crime Command before successfully competing for and being appointed to the role of Director of the Child Exploitation Command (CEOP) in December 2013. 

In addition he was the UK’s representative on the Virtual Global Task Force and International ‘#WeProtect’ Advisory Board focused on improving the international response to the threat posed by child sexual abuse along with other police colleagues.