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Our Chief Constable


Temporary Chief Constable
Jon Boutcher (QPM)

DCC Jon Boutcher

Jon Boutcher was appointed Temporary Chief Constable in June 2015 following the retirement of Chief Constable Colette Paul. He joined Bedfordshire Police as Deputy Chief Constable in 2014, having previously served as a Assistant Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Police.


He has 30 years’ police service that has been spent almost entirely as a detective. He served as a detective in Kennington, South London, before moving to Brixton as a detective sergeant where he ran a unit that conducted undercover purchases of drugs and guns, resulting in mass convictions of dangerous criminals establishing new law enforcement techniques.

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