The Command provides the local policing service to the county and includes:
• emergency response
• safer neighbourhood teams
• community safety
• protecting vulnerable people
• criminal investigation teams.
Ch Supt Skevington joined Suffolk Police in 1989 as a Police Constable in Haverhill. Much of his career has been spent within the Criminal Investigation Department.
Ch Supt Skevington has led departments dealing with Police Intelligence and Covert Operations and in 2006 set up Suffolk Police’s Serious and Organised Crime Directorate. He is a Senior Investigating Officer and has led a number of Major Criminal Investigations in Suffolk.
In 2009 he was promoted to Superintendent for West Suffolk before taking up a position as the Ipswich Policing Commander later that year. In 2011 he was appointed as the County Policing Commander for Suffolk.
He was then promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Protective Services Command for Norfolk and Suffolk Constabularies in 2012.
In 2013 Ch Supt Skevington was appointed Temporary Assistant Chief Constable, where he had responsibility for Territorial Policing across Suffolk and remained in this role until September 2015, when he became part of the Suffolk Change Programme overseeing the Local Policing Review.
He was once again appointed to the role of County Policing Commander for Suffolk in December 2015.
He is also a Strategic and Specialist Firearms Commander and Gold Public Order Commander and has completed the Senior Police Leadership Development Programme.
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