Chief Constable Jeff Farrar

Jeff Farrar joined Gwent Police in 2009 as Assistant Chief Constable from South Wales Police.  Since that time he has served Gwent communities at each Chief Officer rank, being promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in 2011 and to Chief Constable in 2013.  He works consistently with the Police and Crime Commissioner, Jeff Cuthbert and the Executive Team of Chief Officers to ensure that policing delivery is in line with the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan priorities for Gwent.

He is the national Chief Officer lead for Crime Recording and Statistics, driving forward ethical crime recording in all forces across England and Wales and is a member of the Home Secretary’s Crime Statistics Advisory Committee.  He is the Welsh Police Lead for Performance Management, Domestic Abuse, Child Protection, Vulnerable Adults, Sex Offenders and Human Trafficking and Chair of Welsh Government’s Effective Services for Vulnerable People Board – responsible for developing Welsh Policy across Public Services.  He also sits on the National Police Air Support (NPAS) Board and is a member of the ACPO Counter Terrorism Cadre.  In Gwent he leads the Gwent Local Resilience Forum, working with partners to provide services in response to civil emergencies and disasters.   He is also the ACPO Wales representative for the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE).

He has planned and commanded some of the most high profile sporting events in the UK including two FA Cup and Carling Cup finals, The Ryder Cup, Rugby Internationals, International Cricket and World Championship Boxing Events.  In 2014, Gwent hosted the NATO Summit, with the largest deployment of Police Officers across the UK and a significant number of countries and delegations attending the county, it was vital that local policing was maintained as well as delivering a safe and secure Summit.

Educated to post-graduate level holding a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Cardiff University (Business School) and a BSc (Hons) in Public Administration from Portsmouth University, he is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Bath.  A keen basketball player, he is Chair of British Police Basketball, is the Vice Chair for Police Sport UK and the Chair for Police Sport (Wales).

He says: ‘I have immense pride in leading a Force that cares deeply about the service it delivers and is full of individuals who aspire to the highest standards of policing.  The Force has seen excellent improvement in the delivery of policing services, victim satisfaction and public confidence in recent years.  Working closely with the Police and Crime Commissioner, I am sure that Gwent Police will continue to deliver a quality and inclusive policing service.

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