Our chief officers
Select the names below to review their responsibilities, biography and expenses.
Alan Pughsley was appointed Chief Constable on 4 January 2014. He is responsible for:
- the direction and control of the force
- the management of the budget and use of funds to deliver the objectives and targets set out in the force's strategy for the next three years
The Chief Constable is accountable to the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner and is the person responsible to the courts for police operations.
He is also a member of the Kent Partnership and the Public Service Board.
View his biography and expenses as former Deputy Chief Constable here.
You can also read former Chief Constable Ian Learmonth's biography and view his expenses here.
Deputy Chief Constable Paul Brandon supports the Chief Constable in making sure Kent Police is efficient and effective. He is responsible for:
- all operational delivery and for delivery against performance targets
- engaging with a range of stakeholders and representing the force on the Kent Criminal Justice Board
- corporate development (including change management, strategic planning, delivering service improvement, service inspection and performance analysis).
View his biography and former Assistant Chief Constable for Central operations expenses here.
Assistant Chief Constable Matthew Horne is responsible for the joint Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, including:
- intelligence and specialist operations
- major, serious and organised crime
You can view ACC Horne's biography here. Expenses will appear here shortly.
This Assistant Chief Constable role is responsible for Central Operations, including:
- the Force Resource Unit
- the Force Control Room
- critical incidents, emergency planning and civil contingencies
- initial crime investigation and forensics
- roads policing
- police national computer (PNC Bureau)
- dog unit
- special branch
- public order
- frontier operations, marine unit and European liaison including the Cross Channel Intelligence Community (CCIC)
You can view ACC Shiner's biography here. Expenses will appear shortly.
Assistant Chief Constable Rob Price is responsible for Local Policing and Partnerships:
Director of Support Services (Kent Police and Essex Police) Mark Gilmartin is responsible for the following services in both counties:
- human resources
- the Business Centre
- IT department
View his biography and expenses.
Ian Drysdale is responsible for the direction, control and enhancement of Personnel and Training for Kent Police and Essex Police. He acts as the senior adviser to chief officers and provides direction to heads of departments to influence and contribute to the strategic direction of the forces. He ensures the HR function effectively underpins the operational policing and force strategic plans.
Ian is responsible for:
- health services (welfare, occupational health and health and safety)
- HR operations
- resourcing (recruitment and selection, HR planning, talent management)
- strategic human resources
- performance improvement unit
- employee relations
- training and development
View his biography and expenses.
View details of our heads of department and their role at Kent Police.
Divisional and district commanders
Select the links below to find out who's responsible for policing in each district:
Your local officers
Select the map below to find details of your neighbourhood teams as well as public meetings, police stations, crime statistics and news in your district.