Chief Officer

Robin Smith is the Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police

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Robin Smith was appointed Chief in 2019 and has overall responsibility for the States of Jersey Police. His priorities are tackling crime and anti-social behaviour, protecting the public from harm, apprehending criminals, providing a visible and efficient policing service, and supporting SoJP’s committed workforce.

Robin was formerly Temporary Deputy Chief Constable in both Sussex and Surrey Police and has 30 years’ experience with over half of that time in senior leadership positions, including Head of Operations (Surrey and Sussex), Head of the Southeast Regional Organised Crime Unit, Head of Crime, Public Protection & Safeguarding, corporate development, corporate communications, Counter Terrorism policing and Divisional Commander at Gatwick Airport.

Prior to his appointment Robin was Assistant Chief Constable with British Transport Police (BTP) responsible for Territorial Policing covering England, Scotland and Wales.

He has experience in major incident emergency response and crisis management and was Gold Commander for the Croydon Tram Crash (2016), Manchester Arena terrorist attack (BTP) (2017), London Bridge terrorist attack (BTP) (2017), Jersey – Pier Road Explosion (2022)

Formerly he was National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for, Neighbourhood Policing, Response Policing and Police Neighbourhood Support officers, metal theft, Crimestoppers, and SE of England Regional Lead for the Special Constabulary.

He graduated from the Police Senior Command Course 2013 and is an assessor for the Senior Police National Assessment Centre (SPNAC).

He is a former Director and Trustee for The Gurney Fund for Police Orphans and is currently a School Governor for Les Quennevais School, Jersey.


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