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Matt Baggott Chief Constable PSNI
Matt Baggott was appointed Chief Constable is September 2009.

Mr Baggott spent the first twenty years of his service in the Metropolitan Police, operationally focusing on the inner city policing and leading policy reviews on issues such as partnership, regeneration and inner city crime. For 18 months he was Staff Officer to the then Commissioner, Sir Paul Condon, and headed the Metropolitan Police team assisting the Stephen Lawrence Public Inquiry.

In June 1998 he became Assistant Chief Constable in the West Midlands Police with specific responsibility for policing diversity, crime and disorder, professional standards and criminal justice. He assisted the Social Exclusion Unit in developing neighbourhood renewal, and oversaw for ACPO national approaches to hate crime and local strategic partnerships. In November 2001 he was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable, and assisted the Home Office on the Priority Policing Area initiative.

Matt Baggott joined the Leicestershire Constabulary on promotion to Chief Constable in December 2002.

He was awarded a CBE in the 2008 New Years Honours and the Queen's Police Medal in June 2004. Elected a Fellow of University College London in 2006 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by De Montfort University Leicester, in July 2007. He is President of the Christian Police Association, and Vice President of the National Association of Police Chaplains. Until recently he was also a Trustee of Crime Concern for many years.

He was Vice President of the Association of Chief Police Officers 2004-07 and leads the national roll out of neighbourhood policing with a full-time team based in London. A member of the National Policing Board he advises Government on a range of issues from partnership through to social cohesion. He is also working with Sir Ronnie Flanagan on the National Review of Policing.

Matt Baggott Chief Constable PSNI

Matt Baggott was appointed Chief Constable is September 2009.

Mr Baggott spent the first twenty years of his service in the Metropolitan Police, operationally focusing on the inner city policing and leading policy reviews on issues such as partnership, regeneration and inner city crime. For 18 months he was Staff Officer to the then Commissioner, Sir Paul Condon, and headed the Metropolitan Police team assisting the Stephen Lawrence Public Inquiry.

In June 1998 he became Assistant Chief Constable in the West Midlands Police with specific responsibility for policing diversity, crime and disorder, professional standards and criminal justice. He assisted the Social Exclusion Unit in developing neighbourhood renewal, and oversaw for ACPO national approaches to hate crime and local strategic partnerships. In November 2001 he was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable, and assisted the Home Office on the Priority Policing Area initiative.

Matt Baggott joined the Leicestershire Constabulary on promotion to Chief Constable in December 2002.

He was awarded a CBE in the 2008 New Years Honours and the Queen's Police Medal in June 2004. Elected a Fellow of University College London in 2006 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters by De Montfort University Leicester, in July 2007. He is President of the Christian Police Association, and Vice President of the National Association of Police Chaplains. Until recently he was also a Trustee of Crime Concern for many years.

He was Vice President of the Association of Chief Police Officers 2004-07 and leads the national roll out of neighbourhood policing with a full-time team based in London. A member of the National Policing Board he advises Government on a range of issues from partnership through to social cohesion. He is also working with Sir Ronnie Flanagan on the National Review of Policing.

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