Learn more about the structure and duties of Thames Valley Police's senior management team, the Chief Constable’s Management Team (CCMT).
John Campbell QPM, LLB, MBA
John has 30 years police service and has worked in three police forces. He originally joined West Midlands Police in 1988, before transferring to Hampshire Constabulary in 2001 and joined Thames Valley Police in July 2010.
He has held operational and command roles across a number of disciplines, including criminal investigation, specialist operations and local policing and worked as a Hostage and Crisis negotiator.
Whilst in Hampshire he spent 4 years as the Police Commander in Portsmouth and then became the Chief Superintendent in charge of Uniform Operations, before joining Thames Valley. He later went on to command uniform operations across both Forces as Assistant Chief Constable (Operations), moving to ACC Crime in 2013 and Deputy Chief Constable in May 2015.
On the 13 February 2019, John was confirmed as the next Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, taking over from Chief Constable in Francis Habgood on the 1 April.
John is an experienced operational commander and as Chief Officer in Thames Valley was responsible for the policing of the Olympic events, including the South East regional phase of the Torch Relay. He also led the multi-agency response to the Flooding in Oxfordshire and Berkshire in 2014. He has also commanded numerous firearms and public order events.
He leads nationally for the Police in respect of how they respond to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear incidents and attacks.
In 2015 he received the Queens Police Medal, in the birthday’s honours list for services to policing.
Deputy Chief Constable
Jason Hogg joined Thames Valley Police in June 2016 as Assistant Chief Constable Crime and Criminal Justice and then for Counter Terrorism Policing South East & Regional Organised Crime Unit.
On the 1 April 2019, Jason took up the role of Deputy Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police.
Jason previously worked for Hampshire Constabulary where he held a number of roles as a Chief Superintendent including Head of Crime and Head of Prevention and Neighbourhoods. He started his police career at Cleveland Police in 1995 before transferring to Hampshire in 2001.
He has spent most of his career working in Criminal Investigation roles, serving as a detective in every rank. He has been a member of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) Child Protection and Child Death working groups and was involved in delivering training on the National Senior Investigation Officer (SIO) development programme. During his career Jason has been on extended secondments with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
He leads nationally for the Police in respect of Prisons and Lifetime Offender Management which is focused on developing an approach to disrupting the highest risk individuals engaged in organised crime. He also leads nationally on Detective Recruitment and ensuring the Police Service has sufficient numbers of accredited investigators to investigate crime and bring offenders to justice.
Assistant Chief Constable – Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police – Joint Operations
ACC Catherine Akehurst started her policing career with Greater Manchester Police in 2003, before transferring to Hertfordshire in 2005.
During her career, she has worked in a number of uniformed and detective roles, with her most recent position being the Director of Business Change for the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire strategic alliance.
She has also previously spent two years seconded to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), working as force liaison to Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies.
Tim De Meyer
Assistant Chief Constable – Local Policing
Tim joined Thames Valley Police in 2008 on promotion to Superintendent, taking up the position of LPA Commander for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
Tim began his police career with the Metropolitan Police Service in 1997. During his service for the Met he served in detective roles at each rank, in various Boroughs and specialist departments across South and West London.
In 2012 Tim was promoted to Chief Superintendent for Neighbourhood Policing and Partnership before becoming Head of Professional Standards in 2014. Tim has been a Strategic Firearms Commander and Gold Public Order Commander since 2013 and attended the Strategic Command Course in 2017.
Tim was promoted to Assistant Chief Constable for Crime and Criminal Justice in 2017 and moved to Local Policing in 2022.
Dennis Murray QPM
Assistant Chief Constable – Crime and Criminal Justice
Dennis Murray QPM joined Thames Valley Police from Northamptonshire Police in December 2021.
Dennis started his police career in 1991 in Northamptonshire as a Special Constable and then joined as a full-time officer in 1992. Throughout his career, Dennis has performed various roles within policing, including as a detective and in neighbourhood policing where he was passionate about working in partnership with diverse communities. As a Superintendent, he introduced new ways of working as well as technical advancements in drones, thermal imaging devices and fingerprint scanners. He also moved to British Transport Police (BTP) on a secondment as Chief Superintendent lead for Trust, Legitimacy and Community Policing.
During his service in Northamptonshire, Dennis was awarded the David Ryan Memorial Cup for his work with the Muslim communities, the Pride in Northamptonshire Award for his hard work and determination in relation to community engagement work, and the Brigadier Lomond Award for designing effective and efficient immersive training, which was recognised as good practice and received international recognition.
He received the Queen’s Policing Medal (QPM) in June 2021 in recognition of his exemplary career, improving diversity and developing new approaches to the police use and scrutiny of powers such as stop and search.
Assistant Chief Constable – South East Regional lead for Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime.
Tim began his policing career with West Midlands Police alternating between uniform and detective posts before transferring to Thames Valley Police in 2014. Tim is currently the Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Operations with portfolio lead for the Joint Operations Unit (JOU) and Contact Management for Hampshire Constabulary and Thames Valley Police.
Tim is a Strategic Firearms Commander, Strategic CBRN Commander and POPS Gold Commander. Before this role, Tim was the head of Resources and Resilience in Thames Valley and has been the commander at Milton Keynes and Aylesbury Vale LPAs.
During his career he has performed a variety of uniform and detective roles as a Professionalising the Investigation Process 3 Senior Investigating Officer (PIP3 SIO.) He has also led on a number of regional and national programmes relating to the development of the National Counter Terrorism Network (2006-2012). In 2015 he became the first Chief of Staff to the Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council working closely with Chief Constable Sara Thornton to establish the new organisation.
Tim is a graduate of London University and also holds a MA in History and Politics from London, an MSc in Criminology from Leicester University and an MBA from the University of Birmingham. He is currently completing a doctorate in Criminology at the University of Oxford focusing on police leadership, legitimacy and institutional theory.
Temporary Assistant Chief Officer – Chief Information Officer
Mike has over 30 years’ experience working in IT across finance, insurance, retail and tourism sectors before coming to Thames Valley Police, he is undertaking an interim role to continue the transformation and shape the portfolio for the future.
Dr Steven Chase OBE
Assistant Chief Officer – Director of People
Steven Chase joined Thames Valley Police in April 1997 as Head of Human Resources and was appointed Director of People in September 2012.
Previously, he had served for over 20 years in the Royal Air Force, reaching the rank of Group Captain. Steven holds a Doctorate in Business Administration and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also President of the CIPD Police Forum. Steven was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year 2017 Honours List.
Steven's role is to provide professional leadership of all aspects of the People Directorate function with a particular focus on leadership, organisational development, people services, learning and professional development, corporate health and support and health and safety.
Assistant Chief Officer – Director of Finance
Linda is a chartered accountant and has been with Thames Valley Police for 25 years. She was appointed to the role of Director of Finance in 2012.
The Finance department is responsible for providing the full range of financial services to the force including financial management, payroll and procure to pay.
Jason Morley-Smith MStJ
Chief Officer - Special Constabulary
Jason joined Thames Valley Police Special Constabulary in 2000 and was appointed Chief Officer of Thames Valley Police Special Constabulary in November 2016.
In 2002 he was awarded an Area Commander's Commendation for saving the life of a member of the public, who had collapsed and was in cardiac arrest. He has also served as the senior special constable for several high profile public events across the force. In 2007 was awarded the title of Thames Valley Police Special Constable of the Year and in 2015 was recognised by Her Majesty the Queen and invested in the Most Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem for his services to St. John Ambulance for over 35 years.
Jason has served at every rank in the special constabulary whilst in Thames Valley Police and leads over 500 specials. He is a member of the Association of Special Constabulary Chief Officers (ASCCO) and is the Deputy Regional representative for the South East Forces, where he represents the interests of Thames Valley, Hampshire, Surrey, Kent, Sussex and British Transport Police (Southern Region).