Deputy Chief Constable - Local Policing

Deputy Chief Constable Will Kerr DCC-Will-Kerr

Will joined Police Scotland in September 2018 following which he was appointed as Deputy Chief Constable for Local Policing.

Will had over 27 years policing service in Northern Ireland before moving to a Director’s role in the NCA in January 2017.

In the PSNI, he held a number of key Command-level posts including, as ACC Belfast, where he was the Gold Commander for all of the key events and parades in the City over a three year period, and was the PSNI’s lead Gold Commander for the overall parading season from 2012 to 2014). Will’s last role in the PSNI was as ACC Crime Operations, where he was in charge of all serious crime and counter-terrorism specialist functions. Will has had a varied policing career in Northern Ireland, having been a DCU (Divisional) Commander, a Senior Investigating Officer who led on a number of high profile murder and terrorism investigations, and has significant public order experience at Bronze (Unit Commander), Silver and Gold tiers.

In the National Crime Agency, Will was the national lead for leading and co-ordinating the UK’s response, both domestically and internationally, to Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (with responsibility for the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre), Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking and Organised Immigration Crime.

Will was awarded the OBE, for services to policing and the community, in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.