Martin Hewitt (police officer)

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Martin Hewitt

Chairman of the National Police Chiefs' Council
Assumed office
May 2019
Preceded by Sara Thornton

Martin Hewitt, QPM is a senior British police officer, who has served as Chairman of the National Police Chiefs' Council since May 2019.

Life[edit]

Initially serving in the Royal Artillery for seven years[1], he moved to the police, joining Kent Police in 1993 and transferring to the Metropolitan Police in 2005. He was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in 2014[2]. He was the Metropolitan Police's Assistant Commissioner (Professionalism) until April 2016, when he became Assistant Commissioner (Territorial Policing)[3]. That role was renamed Assistant Commissioner Frontline Policing in 2018[4] and he held it until the end of that year, when his appointment as chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) was announced - he had previously been its deputy chair since 2015. He took up his role as chair in April 2019, succeeding Sara Thornton[5] and with Mark Simmons succeeding him as Assistant Commissioner Frontline Policing[6]. He has also led national-level police responses to kidnap and adult sexual offences.

Honours[edit]

Queens Police Medal for Merit.png General Service Medal 1962 BAR.svg
UNFICYP Medal bar.svg Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Police Long Service and Good Conduct ribbon.png

Ribbon Description Notes
Queens Police Medal for Merit.png Queen's Police Medal (QPM)
  • 2014.
General Service Medal 1962 BAR.svg General Service Medal
  • With "NORTHERN IRELAND" Clasp.
UNFICYP Medal bar.svg UNFICYP
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
  • 2002
  • UK Version of this Medal
QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2012
  • UK Version of this Medal
Police Long Service and Good Conduct ribbon.png Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Police ICT - Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt".
  2. ^ "Police Federation - Newsroom - Twenty-eight police officers and staff recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours".
  3. ^ "Metropolitan Police - Senior Management Team".
  4. ^ https://www.met.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/met/about-us/executive-structure-june-2018.pdf
  5. ^ "Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt appointed to lead National Police Chiefs' Council from April 2019".
  6. ^ https://www.met.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/foi-media/metropolitan-police/who_we_are_and_what_we_do/corporate/met-hq---media--communications---mps-organisational-chart---june-2018
Police appointments
Preceded by
Sara Thornton
Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council
2019 to
Incumbent