John Campbell chosen as the preferred candidate to be Thames Valley Chief Constable

PCC Anthony Stansfeld (left) with John Campbell.

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, Anthony Stansfeld, has chosen John Campbell as his proposed appointment for Thames Valley Police Chief Constable.

John is the current Deputy Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, a position he has held since 2015. He said, “I feel privileged to be chosen as the preferred candidate for the next Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police. It will be an honour to lead all those who work and volunteer for us so that we can continue to deliver a police force that protects the communities of the Thames Valley and gives the public the standard of service that they deserve.”

The appointment is subject to a confirmation hearing by the Thames Valley Police and Crime Panel who will review the Police and Crime Commissioner’s proposed appointment on 1 February.

John has 30 years police service and has worked in three police forces. He originally joined West Midlands Police in 1988, before transferring to Hampshire Constabulary in 2001 and joined Thames Valley Police in July 2010. He has held operational and command roles across a number of disciplines, including criminal investigation, specialist operations and local policing and worked as a hostage and crisis negotiator.

John is an experienced operational commander and as Chief Officer in Thames Valley was responsible for the policing of the Olympic events, including the South East regional phase of the Torch Relay. He also led the multi-agency response to the Flooding in Oxfordshire and Berkshire in 2014. He has also commanded numerous firearms and public order events.

He leads nationally for the police in respect of how the respond to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear incidents and attacks.

In 2015 John received the Queens Police Medal, in the Queen’s Birthday’s Honours list for services to policing.