CC Simon BaileyChief 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 intelligence.

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 abuse investigation.

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 Management.