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Deputy Chief Constable biography

Paul Brandon

Mr Brandon joined Surrey Police as a cadet in 1980 and the regulars in 1981. Following various roles as a town constable and in the Emergency Response Unit, he was promoted in 1989 to sergeant. 

Mr Brandon transferred to Kent in 1994 as a sergeant and was posted to Ashford. In 1995 he took up the position of detective sergeant in the Intelligence Unit before being promoted to inspector and transferring to Tactical Operations. In this role he set up the new Tactical Support Group, Gypsy/Traveller Liaison Team and the Critical Incident Cadre before transferring to the Force Task Force, working on the development of the Kent Policing Model and Project Aries.

In 2000 Mr Brandon was promoted to chief inspector and after a year in Strategic Crime Reduction he was posted back to Tactical Operations. In 2002 he transferred to Canterbury as the deputy area commander before promotion in 2003 to superintendent and the area commander for south east Kent.

In 2006 Mr Brandon returned to Tactical and Frontier Operations as operational superintendent following a three-month secondment to South Australia Police. He was promoted to Chief Superintendent in 2008 and posted to north Kent as the area commander.

In April 2011, Mr Brandon was promoted to Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for Area Operations based at the force headquarters after successfully completing the Police National Assessment Centre and National Police Strategic Command course.

In December 2011, Mr Brandon was appointed Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing and Partnerships and in September 2012, he took on the Central Operations portfolio.

Mr Brandon has been involved in firearms and public order throughout his service and is currently accredited as a gold firearms and public order commander.

In February 2014 Mr Brandon was appointed Deputy Chief Constable of Kent Police.

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