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Surrey Police Chief Appoints His New Deputy

Published on: 18 May, 2019
Updated on: 20 May, 2019

Jeremy Burton

Jeremy Burton is the new Deputy Chief Constable of Surrey Police, the Chief Constable has announced. DCC Burton has been acting temporarily in that rank since January, having stepped up from Assistant Chief Constable after former Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave left for the Met Police.

Chief Constable Gavin Stephens said: “I have worked closely with Jeremy for the past three years or so and know him to be an individual who is proud to serve both his force and the public.

“I am really delighted to have been able to appoint him into this position. He and I, along with the great team of staff and officers that we have here at Surrey will do our utmost to provide an outstanding policing service across the county”

DCC Burton said: “I consider myself so fortunate to have had the opportunities in my career that have enabled me to get to this point. I am so proud to be able to serve the communities of Surrey alongside our fantastic officers and staff.

“I am looking forward to what this next chapter of my career has to offer. Policing still has many challenges ahead but with these will come some incredibly rewarding times too.”

DCC Burton’s career began with the Metropolitan Police in 1988. In 2016 he was appointed Assistant Chief Constable, Specialist Crime Command for Surrey and Sussex.

Since then, he has worked areas including command responsibilities across both Forces for Major Crime Team, Serious Organised Crime, Forensics and Intelligence and Public Protection in Surrey. At present, he is  the National Police Chief Council Lead for Disclosure and Organised Immigration Crime.

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