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Leadership Team

Staffordshire Police have four senior executive officers who lead the force from our headquarters in Stafford.

The Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police is Gareth Morgan. The Chief and the leadership team work closely with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to deliver policing services to the public of Staffordshire. The senior leaders are supported by a wider leadership team across the force.

Chief Constable Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan
Gareth Morgan

Gareth Morgan joined Staffordshire Police as Chief Constable in June 2017.

He embarked on his police career in 1987 in West Midlands Police. In 1996 he joined the Accelerated Promotion Scheme, and following this secured his promotion to Inspector.

In 2000, he was selected to attend the FBI National Academy at Quantico and on his return was promoted to Detective Chief Inspector.

In 2002 as a Superintendent, he was seconded to the Home Office, before a return to the West Midlands in 2003.

The next eight years saw Gareth take up a variety of command and policy roles within West Midlands Police, before attending the Strategic Command Course. In 2011 he was temporarily promoted and took up the post of Chief of Staff to the President of the Association of Chief Police Officers.

In July 2012 he joined Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police as Assistant Chief Constable for local policing, before becoming temporary Deputy Chief Constable at Avon and Somerset in 2014, a posting that was made substantive in 2015.

Click here to find out more about Chief Constable Gareth Morgan's career, experience and knowledge.


Deputy Chief Constable Nick Baker

Information on Deputy Chief Constable (DCC) Nick Baker.

DCC Nick BakerNick is responsible for the following functions:


Nick began his career with the force in 1987 and has worked throughout the county of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, predominantly as a Detective and within specialist units.

Nick was promoted to the rank of Inspector in 2001 and spent time seconded to the Government Office for the West Midlands before taking up the role of Local Policing Unit Commander at Wombourne.

In 2002, Nick took up the post of Detective Inspector for Chase Division before being promoted to Detective Chief Inspector and serving as the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) in the force's Major Investigation Department (MID), where he investigated numerous murders and serious complex crimes.

During his time as a SIO Nick led the high-profile enquiry into the desecration of Gladys Hammond's grave in Yoxall by animal rights extremists. He also investigated organised crime groups involved with high-value VAT fraud in North Staffordshire.

He took up the role of Superintendent for North Staffordshire Division before moving to Chase Division in January 2008. He was promoted to Chief Superintendent and Divisional Commander for Chase Division in May 2008.

In 2010 he became Detective Chief Superintendent, head of Investigative Services. In 2012 took up the role of Assistant Chief Constable with responsibility for Investigative Services and in 2014 was promoted to DCC.

Nick is also the Strategic Firearms and Public Order Commander.

Role with National Police Chiefs Council.

Nick is also the national policing lead for Digital Forensics and Technical Surveillance.

These portfolios strive to unify digital forensic and technical surveillance capabilities, practice and standards across law enforcement enabling faster and more effective justice for victims and witnesses. 

Assistant Chief Constable Nick Adderley

Information on Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Nick Adderley.

ACC Adderley Tunic and Bar

Nick leads on the following functions:


Following a successful career in the Royal Navy, Nick joined Cheshire Constabulary in 1992, serving in a number of ranks and roles during his 18 years' service with that force. In 2010 Nick transferred to Greater Manchester Police and took command of the Tameside Division, later being appointed as the Commander for the City Division of Manchester.

In March 2015 Nick completed the Senior Command Course and was appointed as Assistant Chief Constable within Staffordshire Police in January 2016.

Nick has responsibility for, all uniformed Local Policing Teams within Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, the Force Control Room, Tactical Support, Operational Services, the Prevent strand of Vulnerability, Volunteers, Diversity and the Civil Contingencies Unit. He has also recently taken on the NPCC Lead for Motorcycles.

Assistant Chief Constable Emma Barnett

Emma BarnettInformation on Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Emma Barnett.

Emma leads on the following functions:


Emma became a police officer in 1993 when she joined West Midlands Police. She was born in Birmingham and has a degree in Geography from Oxford University. In 2005, Emma achieved an MSc in HR and Business from Aston Business School. 

Emma has, over her 22 years of service, undertaken a number of roles including Staff Officer, Senior Investigating Officer, Tactical Firearms Commander and led the Force Change Programme. Most of her roles have been in Local Policing and her last role at West Midlands Police was Chief Superintendent, Commander of one of the largest policing units in the country, Birmingham West & Central. Emma has chaired the Senior Women in Policing network for several years and was recognised in 2016 by the West Midlands Association for Women in Policing for her role.

Emma successfully completed the challenging National Strategic Command Course in 2016

In August 2016, she was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief Constable here at Staffordshire Police following a rigorous selection process including interviews with members of the public and officers.

On her appointment to ACC, Emma said "I am really looking forward to starting my new role at Staffordshire Police and playing my part in keeping the communities of Staffordshire safe and reassured."

Director of People and Resources Justine Kenny

Information on Director of People and Resources Justine Kenny.

Justine Kenny Director of People and Resources

Justine joined the Force in October 2017 and leads on the enabling services:


Justine began her career in HR in the NHS, and worked in a range of different NHS trusts in the Midlands, Warwickshire, and the South West.  When she left the NHS, she was the Deputy Director of Human Resources at Gloucestershire Royal NHS Trust and had acted up into the Director role in the run up to the merger of the two acute Trusts in the area.

She then moved on to join the leadership teams of two start-up organisations - firstly as HR Director of a Non-Departmental Public Body sponsored by the Department of Health, and then as Director of People and Organisational Development at the Gambling Commission.  Having stayed there through its start-up and into steady state she moved onto a number of interim roles, focussing largely on change and transformation.  She spent two years at Ofwat leading a number of functions including ICT and HR, then moved to the Equality and Human Rights Commission as Director of People and Finance, and then to the Big Lottery Fund as a Reward Consultant. 

Local Commanders

Information about Staffordshire Police's Local Commanders.