Chief Constable Simon Edens
Simon Edens Chief Constable
Simon took up his post as Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police in July 2015.
Having started his policing career with the Royal Ulster Constabulary, where he served for 10 years as a constable and sergeant in several urban and rural settings, Simon transferred to Cambridgeshire Constabulary in 1991 where he first worked as a patrol officer in Peterborough.
By 2004, Simon had reached the rank of Chief Superintendent, becoming the BCU Commander for the Force's Central Division, responsible for policing in Huntingdonshire and Fenland. He later became Cambridgeshire's lead on police force restructuring and he was responsible for change management and collaboration.
In 2007 he attended the Strategic Command Course and soon afterwards he became Assistant Chief Constable with West Mercia Police, with responsibility for Territorial Operations. In December 2011, he was appointed as ACC for both West Mercia and Warwickshire, as part of the strategic alliance between the two Forces.
Simon joined Leicestershire Police as its deputy chief constable in 2012 and was responsible for performance, professional standards and corporate governance.
He is passionate about the purpose of policing and believes strongly that, both as a senior leader and as an individual, he has a responsibility to help people give of their best in pursuit of that purpose.