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Deputy Chief Officer Retires

After 11 years with States of Jersey Police Deputy Chief Officer, Stewart Gull QPM is retiring from the force following a career of 43 years in policing.

Stewart started out as a cadet at the tender age of sixteen and worked his way up the ranks over the years. He joined SoJP in 2011 from Suffolk Constabulary where he was Detective Chief Superintendent and Head of Crime Services for both Suffolk and Norfolk. During his career, he has served in both uniform and CID in every rank up to and including Chief Superintendent. He has a strong crime background as a Senior Investigating Officer, having led a range of Major Crime Homicide enquires, including Operation Sumac, involving the abduction, murder, and deposition of five vulnerable women in Ipswich, Suffolk during a 10-day period in December 2006. In August 2011 just 4 weeks into his tenure here in Jersey he led the Police response to the tragic events in Victoria Crescent involving the murder of three children and three adults.

Stewart was recognised in 2009 in the Queen’s birthday honours and awarded with a Queens Police Medal (QPM) for Services to Policing. In 2012 he gave evidence to the Leveson inquiry, an inquiry into the practices and ethics of the media, where he told the inquiry about repeat warnings he had given to the press about responsible reporting.

DCO Stewart Gull said: “Policing was my first job and I have been lucky enough to work in many fulfilling policing roles. Jersey was and has been a most unexpected honour and privilege. Working as part of the leadership team during the last 11 years, working with many good partners, helping it grow and develop has been a real pleasure. My thanks go to everyone at States of Jersey Police and those key partners - thank you for everything each of you do, every day in serving this amazing diverse island community”

Chief Officer Robin Smith added: “It’s been an honour to have served with Stewart and to have him as a member of my Senior Leadership Team. I’m incredibly grateful for his support and insight over the last couple of years. His legacy especially in SoJP is there for all to see and he leaves us stronger and better. Over 43 years dedicated public service is a remarkable achievement and is testament to his commitment to public safety.”

Stewart retires on Friday 2 September and his replacement Scott Hall joins the force in October 2022.

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