Meet Your Chief Officers
Peter Vaughan QPM Chief Constable
Peter joined South Wales Police in 1984, having achieved a first class degree in BSc Management Science and Operations Research from the University of Wales, Swansea.
He is proud to have served at every rank in the force, policing the communities where he grew up and still lives.
Matt Jukes Deputy Chief Constable
Matt joined the police service in 1995 and became Deputy Chief Constable of South Wales Police in August 2013.
Julian Kirby Assistant Chief Constable, Territorial Policing
Julian began his career as a civilian with the Ministry of Defence, working within the scientific and administrative sectors at military establishments across the South of England.
Richard Lewis Assistant Chief Constable, Specialist Operations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.