Chief Constable - Jeff Farrar
Chief Constable Jeff Farrar has overall responsibility for the direction and control of Gwent Police.
Additionally he holds a number of national responsibilities including National Policing Lead for Crime Statistics, Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) lead for Wales on Protecting Vulnerable People, Performance Management. He chairs the South West Region Air Consortium (8 Forces), is a member of the National Policing Air Service (NPAS) Programme Board, is part of the National Counter Terrorism Cadre and chairs the Gwent Local Resilience Forum, Chair of Welsh Government Effective Services for Vulnerable People Board, Vice-Chair of Police sport UK, Chair of Police Sport (Wales).
He has planned and commanded some of the most high profile sporting events in the UK including two FA Cup and Carling finals, The Ryder Cup, Rugby Internationals, International Cricket and World Championship Boxing Events.
Mr Farrar joined Gwent Police in 2009 as Assistant Chief Constable, taking up the role of Deputy Chief Constable in April 2011. He was confirmed as our Chief Constable in November 2013 after carrying out the role in a temporary capacity from June 2013.
He is accountable to the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) and responsible for delivering the priories set out in the PCCs Police and Crime Plan of Delivering the best quality of service to the public, reducing and preventing crime, taking more effective action to reduce anti-social behaviour, protecting people from serious harm and to making the best use of resources and provide value for money.
Mr Farrar said ,"I have immense pride in leading a Force that cares deeply about the service it delivers and is full of individuals who aspire to the highest standards of policing."
He is educated to post-graduate level holding a Masters in Public Administration from Cardiff University (Business School) and a BSc (Hons) in Public Administration from Portsmouth University.
He is the Vice Chairman of Police Sport UK, Chairman of Police Sport (Wales),and Chairman of British Police Basketball. Sport remains a central pillar in his life and he has represented GB Police at Basketball, still competes in the annual GB Basketball Masters events and has completed half and full marathon races.