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

He embarked on his police career in 1987 when he joined West Midlands Police as a Constable. In 1996 he joined the Accelerated Promotion Scheme and following this he secured his promotion to Inspector. He continued to work in a variety of uniform and detective roles for a number of years.

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 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 Deputy Chief Constable at Avon and Somerset in 2015.

Gareth is Director of Senior National Assessment Centres and he was seconded to the College of Policing as director of the Strategic Command Course (SCC) from December 2019 until April 2020.

Gareth is also chair of the British Police Symphony Orchestra which was granted the Queens’ Award for Voluntary Service in 2018, and is a trustee of The Police Arboretum Memorial Trust, which is leading the fundraising and development of a new UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

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Nick Baker leads the Deputy Chief Constable Directorate this includes: Corporate Communications, Proffessional Standards Department, Corporate Planning and Business Change and Information Assurance.

Nick Baker began his career with Staffordshire Police in 1987, he has worked across a variety of departments. He is national policing lead for Digital Forensics and Technical Surveillance.


Emma leads two directorates: Investigations and Operational Support.

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 the University of Oxford. In 2005, Emma achieved an MSc in HR and Business from Aston Business School. Within West Midlands Police Emma undertook a range of roles including Staff Officer, Senior Investigating Officer, Tactical Firearms Commander and led the Force Change Programme finishing as Chief Superintendent of one of the largest policing units in the country, Birmingham West & Central.

Emma was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief Constable here at Staffordshire Police in 2016. She has responsibility for the Investigations Directorate including Serious & Organised Crime, CID, Major and Specialist investigations and Forensics. She also leads for the force within the Regional Organised Crime Unit and the Counter Terrorism Unit. Her other area of responsibility is the Operational Support Directorate which includes Criminal Justice, Intelligence and the Knowledge Hub, and Operations and she is the portfolio holder for both Armed Policing and Public Order. Emma is a Strategic Firearms Commander and Gold Public Order Commander and has continued her support for women in policing started in West Midlands Police through her support to the Staffordshire Association of Women in Policing.

Emma is also the National Police Chiefs lead for Victims and Witnesses.

Simon leads two directorates; Neighbourhood and Partnerships, and Contact and Response.

Simon began his career with Staffordshire Police in September 1989 as a Cadet. In April 1992 he joined as a regular constable, based at Hanley Police Station and in 1995 became a detective in the Force Drugs Unit.

5 years later Simon was posted to Newcastle-under-Lyme and during his years there he was promoted to Sergeant and then Inspector; spending time in neighbourhood, proactive and CID teams – latterly as a Detective Inspector. In 2011 he was promoted to Chief Inspector of Local Policing at Stafford and Cannock, before developing and leading the forces IOM programme.

After 12 months as temporary Superintendent of Local Policing in the south, Simon became Head of Justice Services in 2014 as a substantive Superintendent. He led a significant restructure of Justice Services, creating today’s Prosecution Hubs and supporting teams. Simon next headed up Corporate Services before becoming Chief Superintendent of Transformation and Strategy, where he led a major transformation programme including the implementation of the force’s new target operating model. In July 2019, Simon moved to Chief Superintendent of Contact and Response which remains one of his areas of command as he temporarily takes position of Assistant Chief Constable.

Simon is an accredited Strategic Firearms Commander, Gold Public Order Commander and Multi-Agency Incident Commander. In 2015 he got a master’s degree in Applied Criminology and Police Leadership (Cambridge Police Executive Programme).  


Justine joined the Force in October 2017 and leads the directorate of People and Resources:

  • People and organisational development
  • Finance and commercial services
  • IT & Technology
  • Estates
  • Transport

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.