Rob Beckley joined the Metropolitan Police as a Constable in 1986 and carried out a variety of different roles working his way up to the rank of Chief Inspector. In 1997 he transferred to Thames Valley Police and became a Superintendent and then Chief Superintendent becoming the commanding officer for the southern half of Buckinghamshire. In 2002 he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) and left Thames Valley to join Hertfordshire Police. As ACC he spent time as Head of Territorial Operations and also Crime and Operations, overseeing the response to major incidents including the Potters Bar rail crash. Rob left Hertfordshire in 2007 as he took up the role of Deputy Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police. During his time here, he held the national portfolio for citizens in policing and was also Gold Commander for the Bristol riots in 2011. In July 2013 Rob was appointed the College of Policing's Chief Operating Officer. This role saw Rob play a leading role in the development of the professional body setting policing standards and practice. Rob was appointed as Officer in Overall Command of Operation Resolve in November 2016. Rob lives with his family in Somerset and was awarded the Queen's Police Medal for his services to policing in 2007.

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