Phil Gormley

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BornPhilip Michael Gormley

Employment.png Chief Constable of Police Scotland

In office
5 January 2016 - 7 February 2018

Employment.png Deputy Director,  National Crime Agency

In office
May 2013 - July 2015

Phil Gormley QPM was appointed in December 2015 by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) to succeed Sir Stephen House as Chief Constable of Police Scotland, and took up the post on 5 January 2016.[1]

On his first full day as Chief Constable, Gormley was reported to be in conflict with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon over the issue of routinely arming the Scottish Police.[2]

Resignation

On 7 February 2018, Phil Gormley announced his resignation as Police Scotland's Chief Constable. According to Bella Caledonia:

"We don’t know whether it was to do with the publication of the Strategic Review of Undercover Policing in Scotland (SRUPS) or the catalogue of other complaints against him. Or if it was to do with the announcement that there will or won’t be a public inquiry into undercover policing in Scotland, in line with the investigation in England, expected this afternoon. But we do now that spycops were active in Scotland and the Scottish police played no small part. We do know that the officer who oversaw the National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU) from 2005 to 2007 was the Chief Constable of Scotland: Phil Gormley."[3]

Early life

Gormley studied at the University of Gloucestershire, graduating in 1984. He later undertook postgraduate study at Cambridge University.[4]

Police career

In 1985, Gormley began his policing career as a constable with Thames Valley Police.[5] In 1999, he was promoted to superintendent and appointed commander with responsibility for the South Oxfordshire area.[6] In 2003, he joined the Metropolitan Police and was appointed Commander of Specialist Operations branch. In 2005, he organised the merger of the Anti-Terrorist branch and Special Branch into what would become the Counter Terrorism Command in 2006.[7]

From 2007 to 2010, Gormley was Deputy Chief Constable of West Midlands Police.[8] From March 2010 to May 2013, he was Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary.[9] He was the second highest paid Chief Constable in the United Kingdom with a salary of £260,000.[10] In May 2013, he was appointed Deputy Director of the newly created National Crime Agency (NCA).[11] In March 2015, it was announced that he would be leaving the NCA in the Autumn of 2015.[12] He stepped down in July 2015.[13]

On 2 December 2015, it was announced that Gormley would be the next Chief Constable of Police Scotland, succeeding Sir Stephen House. He beat two of the Deputy Chief Constables for Police Scotland to the job: Neil Richardson, the Designated Deputy for Chief Constable; and, Iain Livingstone, the Deputy Chief Constable (crime and operational support). He took up the appointment on 5 January 2016,[14] and will be paid £212,280.

Honours

In the 2013 New Year Honours, Gormely was awarded the Queen's Police Medal (QPM) in recognition of his service as Chief Constable of Norfolk Police.[15]

References

  1. "New Chief Constable of Police Scotland Appointed"
  2. "New police chief may defy Sturgeon over armed officers"
  3. "Ten Things We Now Know about Undercover Policing in Scotland"
  4. "Philip Gormley: Profile of new chief constable of Police Scotland". STV News. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  5. "Former Crime Agency chief Phil Gormley appointed new head of Police Scotland". BBC News. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  6. "Chief Constable Sir Stephen House spends last day in job". BBC News. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  7. "Counter Terrorism Command". Metropolitan Police. Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime. Retrieved 2 December 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  8. "New Chief Constable". Norfolk Constabulary. January 2010. Retrieved 2 December 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  9. Robertson, Alan (2 December 2015). "Phil Gormley to be named new Police Scotland chief constable". Holyrood. Retrieved 2 December 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  10. "New chief constable of Police Scotland announced as Philip Gormley". STV News. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  11. "National Crime Agency update". Crime and policing newsletter. Home Office. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  12. "Changes to NCA leadership team". National Crime Agency. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  13. "Deputy Director General - David Armond QPM". National Crime Agency. Retrieved 2 December 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  14. "New Chief Constable of Police Scotland Appointed". Police Scotland. 2 December 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
  15. "No. 60367". The London Gazette (invalid |supp= (help)). 29 December 2012.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text"). London Gazette uses unsupported parameters (help)
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