George Hamilton (police officer)

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George Hamilton
QPM
Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
Assumed office
30 June 2014
Deputy Drew Harris
Preceded by Matt Baggott
Personal details
Born George Ernest Craythorne Hamilton
Bangor, County Down[1]
Nationality British
Profession Police officer

George Hamilton is the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. He was previously the Assistant Chief Constable with responsibility for rural policing.[2] He was selected to succeed Matt Baggott as the Chief Constable of the PSNI in May 2014,[3][4] and took up his post in June of the same year.[5] He Received the Queen's Police Medal in the 2015 Birthday Honours List.

Career

Hamilton began his policing career in 1985, when he joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary.[6] In 1994, he was promoted to inspector and seconded to a police force in England.[7]

In 2009, he joined Strathclyde Police as Assistant Chief Constable,[8] returning to the PSNI in 2011 as Assistant Chief Constable Criminal Justice.[6]

Hamilton holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics and Economics and a Masters in Business Administration.[9]

Honours

Queens Police Medal for Merit.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Police Long Service and Good Conduct ribbon.png

Ribbon Description Notes
Queens Police Medal for Merit.png Queen's Police Medal (QPM)
  • 2015
Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
  • 2002
  • UK Version of this Medal
QEII Diamond Jubilee Medal ribbon.png Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2012
  • UK Version of this Medal
Police Long Service and Good Conduct ribbon.png Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal



References

  1. "George Hamilton named as new PSNI Chief Constable". Irish Independent. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  2. "Chief Constable George Hamilton - PSNI". Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  3. McDonald, Henry (29 May 2014). "George Hamilton to be chief constable of Police Service of Northern Ireland". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  4. Kilpatrick, Chris (3 June 2014). "PSNI's new Chief Constable George Hamilton to take up post at Northern Ireland marching season's peak". The Belfast Telegraph. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  5. "Appointment date set for new Chief". Police Oracle. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "George Hamilton is new PSNI chief constable". BBC News. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  7. "George Hamilton: New PSNI chief constable marks first day in job". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 12 July 2014. 
  8. Kearney, Vincent (29 May 2014). "Police Service of Northern Ireland: Interviews for PSNI Chief Constable job". Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  9. "Chief Constable George Hamilton". PSNI. 29 May 2014. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
Police appointments
Preceded by
Matt Baggott
Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland
2014—present
Incumbent