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New DCC starts in Cambs

Author: Cambridgeshire Police Published: 14th May 2019 07:46

 Jane Gyford

New DCC starts in Cambs

Cambridgeshire's new Deputy Chief Constable Jane Gyford has begun her new role (Monday 13 May).

Ms Gyford, was previously responsible for all operational policing and security in the City of London and succeeds DCC Alan Baldwin, who will retire from the force after three years in the role.


Ms Gyford is available for interviews on Wednesday (15 May) between 10am and 12noon. If you would like an interview contact the press office on 01480 422480.


Ms Gyford has 27 years policing experience. She joined the Metropolitan Police in March 1992 and served in a number of policing areas including: public protection/ safeguarding, national counter terrorism/domestic extremism intelligence, child abuse and sexual exploitation, anti-corruption proactive investigations, homicide and major incident enquiries, Specialist Firearms and organisational change.

In a previous role as Deputy National Co-ordinator for Domestic Extremism and Strategic Protest Intelligence for the UK, she led on the Olympic Torch delivery through the UK, and Olympic and Paralympic Games in London within the National Domestic Extremism Unit. She was awarded a Commissioner's Commendation for professionalism, and was awarded leader of 2012 for her role during this event.

She joined the City of London Police in June 2016 as Detective Chief Superintendent heading up the Intelligence and Information Directorate. There she oversaw the screening and assessment of force intelligence, and informed and shaped the force's tasking and co-ordination process to give direction and accountability to its resources. She became Commander Operations and Security for the City of London Police in February 2017, holding responsibility for all policing operations and investigations, and protective security.

As well as being a Specialist Strategic Firearms Commander, Commander Gyford is also a nationally qualified Senior Investigating Officer, having served in excess of 10 years within the Metropolitan Police's Homicide Command.

She is currently leading the Transformation Programme to make the City of London Police a more effective and efficient force alongside the Secure City programme to design a future proof City and police force in line with the 2025 Policing vision. She remains the NPCC lead for UK Disaster Victim Identification and Casualty Bureau.









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