Gary Chatfield,
Risk and Integrity

Following a career in law enforcement that spanned almost 40 years, Gary’s experience encompasses the Wiltshire Police CID, the Regional Crime Squad, the National Crime Squad (NCS), the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and the National Crime Agency (NCA).

As a former head of CID for Wiltshire Police, Gary was appointed Assistant Chief Constable at the NCS in 2004.

During his period with SOCA, Gary was responsible for specialist teams focused on firearms, kidnap and extortion, surveillance, covert communications, technical operations and anti corruption, while also overseeing the United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC). As Deputy Director Investigations at the NCA, he was responsible for all Investigation Teams in England and Wales.

While at SOCA he also formed a working group on covert surveillance within Europe and has represented the UK on this subject, in which he is an acknowledged authority, at international forums. He is widely versed on police use of firearms and was a member of the Association of Chief Police Officers’ homicide group which drew up new guidelines for officers in charge of murder enquiries, including media liaison.

In June 2012 he was appointed Chief of Staff to Keith Bristow, the Director General designate of the NCA, with whom he worked closely at the Home Office on the formation of the new agency. When the NCA commenced operations in October 2013, he was appointed to the Board as Temporary Director Operations prior to assuming the position of Deputy Director Investigations.

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