Ben Snuggs named new Deputy Chief at Hampshire Constabulary

Ben Snuggs is the new Deputy Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary. Ben succeeds DCC Sara Glen, who has retired after 30 years of service.

A graduate of law and the FBI National Academy, DCC Snuggs has served the people of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight since September 1996. He is an experienced Chief Officer having served in an Assistant Chief Constable role since January 2017 overseeing Crime, Criminal Justice and Intelligence in Hampshire, and the Joint Operations Unit and Contact Management across Hampshire and Thames Valley.

Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney said, “The first of our 600 new officers are starting to hit the streets, public expectations are high, and the Police and Crime Commissioner is developing her new Police and Crime Plan. With policing becoming more complex, the role of deputy is even more crucial in ensuring we can continue to deliver the best service we can with the resources we have. Having a deputy who lives and breathes Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and is so victim focused, is the perfect match.”

More widely, DCC Snuggs chairs the national Forensic Information Database Services (FINDS) Strategy Board on behalf of the National Police Chiefs’ Council. He is a member of the national cadre of chief officers who assume overall tactical command for resolving Counter Terrorism incidents, and in 2009 he undertook service in Afghanistan as a European Union Police Mission civilian police advisor to the Minister of the Interior.