CC Simon Bailey
Chief Constable Simon Bailey
Simon Bailey has been a police officer
for 28 years, joining Norfolk Constabulary in 1986 and serving
predominantly as a detective in King’s Lynn and Norwich.
In 1998, he was seconded to the National Crime
Squad and as Detective Inspector he was responsible for managing
covert operations at a national and international level targeting
serious and organised crime gangs.
In 2000 he was further seconded to the
Rosemary Nelson murder investigation based in Northern Ireland. He
worked for three years on the investigation before he returned to
Norfolk as a Detective Superintendent with responsibility for
In December 2005 Simon Bailey was promoted to
the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent and as Head of Crime he
managed the force specialist crime and operations resources.
In 2007 he was appointed to lead the force
modernisation programme and whilst successfully leading this
programme he passed the Police National Assessment Centre and
between October 2008 and February 2009 attended the Police National
Strategic Command Course.
He was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable with
responsibility for Legal Services, Human Resources, and Force
Performance in September 2010, he was also lead for the Norfolk
Policing model Review.
On 25 October 2013, Mr Bailey was ratified by
the Police and Crime panel as the new Chief Constable for Norfolk –
the first to have risen through the ranks in the county.
Mr Bailey is also the national lead for child protection and
He is married with two children. He was
educated at Wymondham College and Norwich City College and has a
Cambridge University Masters Degree in Criminology and Police