Meet Your Chief Officers

  • Chief Constable Peter Vaughan

    Peter Vaughan QPM Chief Constable

    Peter is proud to be the Chief Constable of the police force he joined in 1984, and to have served at every rank in all parts of the force area, policing the communities where he grew up and still lives.

  • Portrait shot of Assistant Chief Constable of Specialist Crime Matt Jukes, standing outside South Wales Police headquarters with the police crest on a pillar in the background

    Matt Jukes Deputy Chief Constable

    Matt Jukes joined the police service in 1995 and became Deputy Chief Constable of South Wales Police in August 2013.

  • Assistant Chief Constable Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Assistant Chief Constable, Territorial Policing

    Originally from Neath, Richard completed a Bio-Chemistry degree before being inspired by his father to join South Wales Police, after hearing his experiences as a serving police officer in the west of the force area.

  • T/ACC Liane James

    Liane James T/Assistant Chief Constable

    T/Assistant Chief Constable Liane James joined South Wales Police as a constable in 1990, having researched policing as a career whilst working for the South Glamorgan Council Careers Office. She applied because she felt policing was the most rewarding of the public services, something Liane still believes to this day.

  • Chief Supt Julian Williams Divisional Commander for the Western Division

    Julian Williams T/Assistant Chief Constable

    Julian joined South Wales Police in 1989 following in the footsteps of his father who retired in 1992 having served 30 years with the Force.

  • Mr Gareth Madge, Director of South Wales Police & Gwent Legal Service sitting behind his desk in his office smiling.

    Gareth Madge Director of Corporate and Legal Services

    Gareth has been with South Wales Police for over 25 years. He qualified as a solicitor in 1979 and worked in TR Harris, Arnold & Co Solicitors, Swansea (where he became a partner) until 1986, when he joined the organisation as Force Solicitor.

  • Portrait of South Wales Police Director of Finance, Umar Hussain, standing in front of the South Wales Police Headquarters with the force crest on a pillar in the background

    Umar Hussain Chief Financial Officer

    Umar became Chief Financial Officer for South Wales Police in August 2007.

    He has financial experience in both the public and private sector, including ten years experience with Gwent Police as Head of Finance, and three years with Lincolnshire Police as Director of Finance and Admin.

  • Portrait photograph of Director of Human Resources Mark Milton.

    Mark Milton Director of Human Resources

    Mark became the Director of Human Resources for both South Wales Police and Gwent Police in January 2011.

    With responsibility for over 8000 employees, Mark sees his jobs as supporting the public by focusing on the force’s most valuable resource of all – our police officers, staff, and volunteers.