Chief Constable Philip Gormley QPM

Chief Constable Philip Gormley QPM

Chief Constable Philip Gormley

Chief Constable Philip Gormley was appointed to lead Police Scotland on December 2 2015.

He had served previously as the Deputy Director General of the National Crime Agency and prior to that role was the Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary for three years.

He is a former Deputy Chief Constable of West Midlands Police and also served as a Commander in the Metropolitan Police.

Career timeline:

January 5 2016. Sworn in as Chief Constable of Police Scotland on the 5th of January 2016.

2013 – 2015 Deputy Director General, National Crime Agency (NCA). He was a key part of the leadership team that launched the NCA in 2013 to co-ordinate the UK law enforcement and policing response to serious and organised crime.

2010 – 2013 Chief Constable, Norfolk Constabulary. As Chief Constable of Norfolk he led a ground-breaking collaboration with the neighbouring Suffolk force, creating integrated directorates that served and supported the needs of both constabularies.

2007 – 2010 Deputy Chief Constable, West Midlands Police - Responsible for day to day performance, deployment and delivery of policing service of 14,000 officers and staff across seven local authority areas.

2003 - 2007 Commander, Metropolitan Police Service - Initially responsible for firearms and aviation security, then for special branch and counter terrorism.

Mr Gormley began his policing career in Thames Valley Police in 1985, working in uniform and detective roles up to the rank of Superintendent. He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2012.