Alex Marshall (police officer)

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Chief Constable
Alex Marshall
Chief Executive/Chief Constable of the College of Policing
Assumed office
February 2013
Preceded by New office
Personal details
Born Alexander John Marshall
7 December 1961
Barnet, London
Profession Senior Police Officer

Alexander John "Alex" Marshall QPM is a senior British Police officer. Since 2013, he has been the Chief Executive of the College of Policing. From 2008 to 2013, he was Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary.

Early life and education[edit]

Marshall studied at Wolfson College, Cambridge and the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. He became a Cropwood Fellow in 1999. He obtained a master's degree in criminology at the University of Cambridge in 2006.

Police career[edit]

Marshall started his career in 1980 with the Metropolitan Police Service, transferring in 2000 to Cambridgeshire Constabulary. During this time he also worked as a consultant for the Home Office on bureaucracy in frontline policing. In 2004 he joined the Chief Constable's team in Thames Valley Police and then was appointed Chief Constable in Hampshire Constabulary in 2008.


Marshall received the Queen's Police Medal in the Queen's 2009 Birthday Honours.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Woods, Vincent (2009-06-12). "Isle of Wight News: Island Pulse: » QPM for Hampshire Chief Constable". Island Pulse. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Alex Marshall, Esq, QPM Authorised Biography – Debrett's People of Today, Alex Marshall, Esq, QPM Profile". 1961-12-07. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  3. ^ Hampshire Constabulary (2009-11-12). "C.C. Alex Marshall Now 'QPM'". Police Oracle. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
Police appointments
Preceded by
Paul Kernaghan
Chief Constable of Hampshire Constabulary
2008 to 2013
Succeeded by
Andy Marsh
New title Chief Executive/Chief Constable of the College of Policing
2013 to present