Andy Marsh

Andy Marsh

Chief Constable, College of Policing
United Kingdom

Chief Constable Andy Marsh QPM joined the College of Policing as Chief Executive Officer in 2021. He is the longest-serving Chief Constable in England and Wales and has a breadth of experience to draw from as the leader of policing's professional body. Positioning the College as a relevant, dynamic, and connected system leader, he is driving policing improvement based on the evidence of what works, by delivering betters standards and improving leadership.

Andy's police career started in 1987 as a constable in Avon and Somerset Police. After operational and detective roles at various ranks, he went on to lead Hampshire and, latterly, Avon and Somerset as Chief Constable.

He oversaw large-scale transformation at Hampshire, leading the force to be recognised as one of the best value for money nationally.

In Avon and Somerset, he led the internationally acclaimed approach to data by using advanced predictive analytics and visualisation to manage demand in tandem with equipping officers and staff with the latest technology. This enabled the Force to be recognised as one of the most efficient and effective.

Andy played a significant role as the UK's National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) lead for body-worn video, where he pioneered the increased use of this vital technology.

Andy was responsible for the NPCC International Coordination portfolio for six years, leading and advising on police modernisation programmes globally.

In 2018, he was awarded a Queen's Police Medal, and in the same year, he was recognised by Women of the Future in its list of '50 Kind Leaders'.

He is married with two daughters and enjoys fly fishing, hill walking, and rowing.