Simon Edens

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Simon Edens
Chief Constable
In office
27 July 2015 – 5 August 2018
Monarch Elizabeth II
Home Secretary Theresa May
Amber Rudd
Sajid Javid
Commissioner Adam Simmonds
Stephen Mold
Preceded by Adrian Lee
Succeeded by Nick Adderley
Deputy Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police
In office
7 May 2012 – 26 July 2015
Succeeded by Roger Bannister
Personal details
Born Simon Edens
Northern Ireland
Nationality British
Spouse(s) Married

Simon Edens, QGM, QPM, was a career police officer within the United Kingdom and is a former Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police.

Career History

Simon started his policing career with the Royal Ulster Constabulary (now the Police Service of Northern Ireland). Between 1981 and 1991, Simon served as a Constable and Sergeant in both urban and rural settings across Northern Ireland. In May 1989, Simon was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for bravery in Northern Ireland.

In 1991, Simon joined Cambridgeshire Police in England as a Constable. Between 1991 and 2004, he was successfully promoted from Constable through to the rank of Chief Superintendent (circa 2004), having then taken command of Cambridgeshire Police’s Central Division and transformation across the Force later in 2006.

Given Simon’s leadership abilities, in 2007 he undertook the Strategic Command Course (designed for the promotion of Chief Officers) and in 2008 was hired by West Mercia Police as their Assistant Chief Constable – a position he held until 2012.

In August 2012, Simon was appointed Deputy Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, assuming command and responsibilities for, among other things, performance, professional standards and corporate governance.

He was appointed Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police by the then Police and Crime Commissioner of Northamptonshire, Adam Simmonds, in July 2015.[1][2]

He retired from the police service on the 5th August 2018.

Honours and awards


  1. ^ "New Chief Constable appointed for Northamptonshire Police". Northants Police. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Career History - Simon Edens". Retrieved 19 August 2016. 
  3. ^ "No. 51745". The London Gazette (Supplement). 25 May 1989. p. 6218. 
  4. ^ "No. 61092". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 2014. p. N35. 
  5. ^ "New Year's Honours List Includes Two Leicestershire Police Officers". Pukaar New. Retrieved 9 September 2016. 

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