Chief Constable Julian Williams
Julian Williams joined Gwent Police on a secondment from South Wales Police in 2014 as Temporary Assistant Chief Constable and was permanently appointed to the role in 2015. He has served as Deputy Chief Constable and after being selected as the preferred candidate by the PCC, started as the Acting Chief Constable on 1st July 2017. On 1st August 2017 Mr Williams was made substantive Chief Constable at Gwent. On being appointed he said “I am both proud and lucky to be given the opportunity to perform the role of Chief Constable within a force with such a strong tradition and background of success”.
“There is a huge amount of tremendous work carried out daily by the officers and staff within Gwent Police and it’s a privilege to work with them in dealing with the challenges of the future”
He has 28 years policing service, having spent 25 years with South Wales Police. Whilst with South Wales Police he served in Barry, Penarth, Cardiff, Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea and Bridgend Headquarters. His background is operational policing and as a Chief Superintendent he was the Divisional Commander for the Western Division, covering Swansea, Neath and Port Talbot.
Prior to leaving South Wales Police he was the Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for specialist operations.
He is fortunate to have had the experience of being the Commander for the Olympic football matches in the Millennium stadium in 2012. He has also commanded a number of high profile events in the force, including 2 Swansea vs Cardiff City football matches.
As the Assistant Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable in Gwent Police he was responsible for the Joint Firearms Unit, which provides the response to firearms incidents across Gwent, South Wales and Dyfed Powys policing areas.
He is the Welsh policing lead for Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking and is part of the National Counter Terrorism Cadre, having been a Firearms Commander for 15 years.
His hobbies are mainly sporting, having been fortunate enough to represent South Wales Police RFC for a number of years and also the British Police Rugby team. He is a keen supporter of Swansea City Football Club.
Contact email: COEST@gwent.pnn.police.uk