Simon is listed as a guest speaker for one of our discussions but he does not work at Cumberland Lodge. We cannot share his contact details and it is not always possible for us to pass on contact enquiries to past speakers.

Simon Bailey has been a police officer for 34 years, 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 in Northern Ireland for three years before returning to Norfolk as Detective Superintendent leading the intelligence directorate.

In December 2005 Simon was promoted to the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent and became Head of Crime.

In 2007 he led the force modernisation programme and passed the Police National Assessment Centre in February 2009.

In September 2013 Mr Bailey was appointed Chief Constable by the Police and Crime Panel.

In January 2014 Simon became the National Police Chiefs Council lead for Child Protection Abuse Investigation and in May 2016 became national lead for Violence and Public Protection. 

He has a Master’s degree at Cambridge University and an honorary doctorate from Bedford University

In January 2016, he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.