Chief Officer

Chief Officer of the States of Jersey Police

Rob For Umbraco

Rob Bastable was the Chief Officer until his untimely passing on Saturday 21 July 2018, following a battle with cancer, that he fought bravely with amazing positivity and dignity.

Rob was appointed Chief Officer in July 2017, having previously been Deputy Chief Officer and before that, Superintendent Head of Uniformed Operations. Rob was a much-loved and respected leader and police officer who will be sorely missed by everyone that knew him or had the pleasure to work with him.

Prior to taking up an appointment with the States of Jersey Police in 2013, Rob served for 30 years with the City of London Police. 

He had an extensive operational and command background, ranging from firearms and road policing to management of major and critical incidents.

He commanded numerous high profile policing operations, including 7/7, The Lord Mayor’s Show, various ceremonial events and many state occasions.

He was a Chief Superintendent in London for 10 years where he led the operational side of the City of London Police, being responsible for all day-to-day policing operations, ranging from crime reduction to counter-terrorism.

A unique area of responsibility was for the Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey. Rob undertook Gold command for many national high-profile and media intensive trials, several of which required witness and armed-protection.

Additionally, he was a Programme Director for the City of London Police Change Programme where his role was to implement the new policing model for the Force.

Rob was a mentor with the National Mentoring Consortium since 2007 and was the keynote speaker at the launch of the Metropolitan Police Muslim Mentoring Scheme.

He was a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Programme, Washington, USA.

Overseeing this office at present is Acting Deputy Chief Officer James Wileman.


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