Gareth Wilson (ISJC)

Visiting Senior Fellow in Crime, Justice and Diversity

Research Directorate

Gareth Wilson QPM DL.

Gareth served 30 years as a police officer within Home Office policing, retiring as the Chief Constable of Suffolk after which he spent two years working for the Civil Service, as the Chief Operating Officer for the Ministry of Defence Police.   He started his career with Essex Police and worked in a variety of roles including a protracted period as a Senior Investigating Officer leading homicide and other major crime investigation. He was head of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate as Detective Chief Superintendent prior to promotion as a Chief Officer within first Norfolk, and then Suffolk Constabulary. During his tenure as Chief Constable, Gareth was the national policing lead for diversity, equality and inclusion, investigations and also homicide.

Gareth has extensive experience working in collaboration with both academia and other service providers to develop better outcomes for communities. He was lead Chief Constable for the eastern region seven force collaboration and was instrumental in working with the Better Policing Collaborative to embed evidence based practice into service delivery within Suffolk.

Gareth was awarded the Queens Police Medal in the 2020 New Years Honours List and was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Suffolk in February 2020.