Mr Mike Bowron is currently the Commissioner for the City of London Police. The recommendation will have to be voted on by the States Assembly. If passed Mr Bowron would take on the post on 4th January 2011.
Since being appointed Commissioner in 2006, Mr Bowron has overseen a 40% fall in crime and led a restructure of the force. He was Head of Operations for the City’s response to the Aldgate underground station following the 7/7 bombings and he was awarded the Queen’s Policing Medal in 2007.
In June, Mr Bowron launched the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau and he is currently the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) lead on economic crime and business continuity
The Minister for Home Affairs said: “I am delighted to present the States with a very strong candidate for this important post. Mr Bowron is an experienced and dynamic officer. The future holds both opportunities and challenges for the States of Jersey Police Force and I am confident that he is well equipped to meet these.”
Mr Bowron joined Sussex Police 1980 and served in a range of uniform roles up to Chief Superintendent level. In 1995 he completed the Strategic Command Course and was appointed as Kent’s Assistant Chief Constable (Operations) in 1997. In 2002 he became Assistant Commissioner for the City of London Police and introduced ‘Project Griffin’ which was designed to engage the private sector in the defence against terrorism.
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