T/Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hobrough joined Gwent Police in 2020 as a chief superintendent in charge of local policing for Caerphilly, Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent.
With more than 26 years of service, his diverse policing career has included planning and implementing high-profile events and operations, leading organisational reform programmes along with community and partnership roles.
Mark gained a BA honours degree in financial economics before he joined South Wales Police in 1995. He has previously worked as police dog handler and is a trained tactical firearms commander and hostage negotiator. He developed those skills to become a specialist strategic firearms commander, gold public order commander and the Welsh regions’ lead counter terrorism security co-ordinator.
His policing career has taken him around the globe, working overseas for the Kenyan Police in Nairobi, as well as the Queensland Police in Australia, to support the policing of the Commonwealth Games in 2018.
In 2020, Mark transferred from South Wales Police to Gwent Police as a chief superintendent where he was the local policing area commander for the west of the force. In a challenging time for all in our communities, Mark was responsible for the force’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic as gold lead.
During his time within the force, Mark has led the development of the roads policing and specialist operations department, as well as the review of the uniformed policing department’s operating model.
He is also the National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) lead on animal diseases, an important area of risk linked to wider civil contingencies.
Mark feels passionately about improving public confidence through improving performance. He is keen to drive crime prevention and reduction, ethical and prompt crime recording and thoroughness of investigations by a professional and positive workforce.