Andy Marsh

Chief Constable of Hampshire

Appointed Chief Constable of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in February 2013, Andy Marsh built his leadership skills with Avon and Somerset, and Wiltshire, police forces working in operational and detective roles.Andy joined Hampshire in 2010 when he was appointed Deputy Chief Constable, leading operational policing and a programme of change on behalf of the now Head of the College of Policing, Alex Marshall. Today, crime levels in the county are at their lowest ever levels and Hampshire is one of the best value for money police forces with 55m saved from the public purse to date and a further 25m planned by 2016. Throughout his career, Andy Marsh has been leading and creating an environment at work where his officers, police staff and volunteers can flourish. This is a critical part of building trust within communities, a key challenge for police officers at a time when greater transparency and accountability is rightly being demanded by the public. In January 2014 Andy was appointed national policing lead for Body Worn Video high spec cameras carried by police officers which offer the potential to build trust with the public and a more accurate and verifiable digital record of evidence. The new role recognises the work done to date in Hampshire, where use of this technology is not just cutting edge within Britain but on a par with anywhere in the world.Andy is married with two daughters and enjoys cycling, running and rowing. Honing his skills off the south coast paid off when bringing home a bronze medal from the World Fire and Police Games in 2013.

Andy’s external commitments also include:

  • ACPO Chairman, Firearms
  • Gurney Fund Trustee
  • Police Dependants, Trustee
  • Trustee of the Blue Lamp Trust

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