Deputy Chief Constable Rachel Williams is a senior police officer with over 20 years policing experience, starting her policing career in Gloucestershire Constabulary working in a wide variety of reactive and investigative roles from PC to DI.
In 2011, she gained regional policing experience in the South West ROCU before joining Avon and Somerset Police as DCI in 2012. Rachel led a number of homicide investigations as Senior Investigative Officer, whilst also enjoying roles as D/Supt Head of Public Protection, later moving to Supt Borough Command having responsibility for partnerships and performance in Bristol, and then as Chief Superintendent responsible for Operational Support, including as Gold Commander for the Glastonbury festival.
Having successfully completed the Senior Command Course, Rachel initially undertook the role of ACC Investigations and Operational Support at Avon and Somerset before joining the Metropolitan Police in 2020 as Commander of Intelligence and Covert Policing.
In 2021, Rachel was appointed as the Commander for Rebuilding Trust and led the Metropolitan Police Service rebuilding trust delivery plans and the response to the Angiolini Inquiry, and Baroness Casey review. Rachel was appointed as the Commander for Violence across London, working closely with partners to prevent and respond to all aspects of open space violence.
In October 2022, Rachel was appointed as Deputy Chief Constable of Gwent Police.