Phil Gormley

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Phil Gormley
QPM
Chief Constable of Police Scotland
In office
5 January 2016 – 7 February 2018
Preceded by Sir Stephen House
Succeeded by Iain Livingstone
Deputy Director-General of the National Crime Agency
In office
May 2013 – October 2015
Director-General Keith Bristow
Preceded by Office created
Succeeded by David Armond
Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary
In office
March 2010 – May 2013
Preceded by Ian McPherson
Succeeded by Simon Bailey
Personal details
Born Philip Gormley
1963 (age 54–55)
Surrey, England
Citizenship United Kingdom
Nationality English
Alma mater University of Gloucestershire
University of Cambridge
Awards Queen's Police Medal (2012)

Philip Gormley, QPM is a senior British police officer whose most recent post was as Chief Constable of Police Scotland.

He was Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary from 2010 to 2013, and Deputy Director General of the National Crime Agency from its creation in 2013 until July 2015. Gormley was named as the new head of Police Scotland in December 2015, and was sworn in on 5 January 2016. In February 2018 he stepped down from the role.

Early life

Gormley studied at the University of Gloucestershire, graduating in 1984. He later undertook postgraduate study at the University of Cambridge.[1]

Police career

In 1985, Gormley began his policing career as a constable with Thames Valley Police.[2] In 1999, he was promoted to superintendent and appointed commander with responsibility for the Southern Oxfordshire area.[1][3] In 2003, he joined the Metropolitan Police and was appointed Commander of Specialist Operations.[1] In 2005, he organised the merger of the Anti-Terrorist Branch and Special Branch into what would become the Counter Terrorism Command in 2006.[2][4]

From 2007 to 2010, Gormley was Deputy Chief Constable of West Midlands Police.[5] From 22 March 2010 to 2013, he was Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary.[5][6] He was the second highest paid Chief Constable in the United Kingdom with a salary of £260,000.[7] In May 2013, he was appointed Deputy Director General of the newly created National Crime Agency (NCA).[8] As of 2015, Gormley was paid a salary of £185,000 by the NCA, making him one of the 328 most highly paid people in the British public sector at that time.[9] In March 2015, it was announced that he would be leaving the NCA in the Autumn of 2015.[10] He stepped down in October 2015.[11]

On 2 December 2015, it was announced that Gormley would be the next Chief Constable of Police Scotland. He will be only the second CC of the force after the Scottish police forces merged in 2013.[2] He beat two of the Deputy Chief Constables for Police Scotland to the job; Neil Richardson, the Designated Deputy for Chief Constable, and Iain Livingstone, the Deputy Chief Constable (crime and operational support).[3] He took up the appointment on 5 January 2016,[12] with a salary of £212,280.[7]

On 26 July 2017, Gormley announced that he was the subject of, and cooperating with, a probe by the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC), following a referral by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA). On 7 February 2018, he resigned from his Police Scotland post with immediate effect, being replaced on a temporary basis by his deputy Iain Livingstone, who had already been leading the organisation in his absence for some months.[13][14]

Honours

In the 2013 New Year Honours, Gormley was awarded the Queen's Police Medal (QPM) in recognition of his service as Chief Constable of Norfolk Police.[15]

Queens Police Medal for Merit.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Police Long Service and Good Conduct ribbon.png

Ribbon Description Notes
Queens Police Medal for Merit.png Queen's Police Medal (QPM)
  • January 2013
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
  • 2002
  • UK Version of this Medal
QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2012
  • UK Version of this Medal
Police Long Service and Good Conduct ribbon.png Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal

References

  1. ^ a b c "Philip Gormley: Profile of new chief constable of Police Scotland". STV News. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Former Crime Agency chief Phil Gormley appointed new head of Police Scotland". BBC News. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Chief Constable Sir Stephen House spends last day in job". BBC News. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  4. ^ "Counter Terrorism Command". Metropolitan Police. Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b "New Chief Constable". Norfolk Constabulary. January 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  6. ^ Robertson, Alan (2 December 2015). "Phil Gormley to be named new Police Scotland chief constable". Holyrood. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  7. ^ a b "New chief constable of Police Scotland announced as Philip Gormley". STV News. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  8. ^ "National Crime Agency update". Crime and policing newsletter. Home Office. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Senior officials 'high earners' salaries as at 30 September 2015 – GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Changes to NCA leadership team". National Crime Agency. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  11. ^ "Deputy Director General – David Armond QPM". National Crime Agency. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  12. ^ "New Chief Constable of Police Scotland Appointed". Police Scotland. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Police Scotland chief constable Phil Gormley quits amid misconduct investigation". Sky News. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Chief Constable Phil Gormley tenders his resignation". Police Service of Scotland. 7 February 2018. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  15. ^ "No. 60367". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 December 2012. p. 34.
Police appointments
Preceded by
Ian McPherson
Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary
2010 to 2013
Succeeded by
Simon Bailey
New title Deputy Director of the National Crime Agency
2013 to 2015
Succeeded by
David Armond
Preceded by
Sir Stephen House
Chief Constable of Police Scotland
2016 to 2018
Succeeded by
To be confirmed
Interim: Iain Livingstone
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