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Assistant Chief Constable Major Crime, Public Protection & Local Crime

Assistant Chief Constable Bex Smith is the executive lead for Major Crime, Public Protection and Local Crime.

ACC Smith’s portfolio consists of the following business areas:

  • Major Crime
  • Public Protection
    • Child and Adult Protection
    • Rape and Serious Sexual Crime
    • Domestic Abuse
    • Human Trafficking
    • Offender Management
  • Local Crime including Wildlife crime
  • Rights and Justice Legislative Programme
  • Biometrics
  • NPCC Lead – HOLMES

She is the Senior Responsible Officer for the Age of Criminal Responsibility Act and Information Asset Owner for Interim Vulnerable Persons Database.

ACC Smith has spent 18 of her 20 years in policing moving between Public Protection, Major Crime, Local Crime and Serious and Organised Crime (SOC).

She was Regional Head of Investigations at the National Crime Agency where she managed all SOC investigations across a wide variety of threats including modern slavery and human trafficking, drugs, fraud and child abuse.

She was Detective Superintendent at Surrey Police with responsibility for a major ICT change programme and was also talent lead, supporting fast-track candidates.

ACC Smith is an experienced Strategic and Tactical Firearms Commander and has worked in professional standards.

She joined Police Scotland in February 2022.



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