Jeremy Vaughan was promoted to Chief Constable of South Wales Police in November 2020.
Jeremy began his policing career in 1996 with North Wales Police. He served the communities of North Wales across a number of roles for twenty years, working up to the rank of Chief Superintendent, where he took responsibility for Local Policing Services.
In 2016 Jeremy transferred to South Wales Police as Assistant Chief Constable with responsibility for Specialist Operations, including Professional Standards, Criminal Justice, Operational Planning and the Public Service Centre. In December 2017, he took responsibility for the Territorial Policing portfolio including leading on Neighbourhood and Response Policing. He remained as head of this portfolio until he was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in 2019.
In addition to his force responsibilities, Jeremy is the UK Police lead for Facial Matching (Identification), supporting the national development and use of facial recognition technology by the police forces of England and Wales.
Jeremy is the Welsh lead for gender equality and was recognised for his work in this area by the International Association of Women in Policing in 2019 with the HeForShe award. He has a strong track record in leading on equalities and in 2019 was recognised with a Leading Wales Award – Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion.
A fluent Welsh speaker, Jeremy was appointed to the Gorsedd Cymru in 2019 for services to the Welsh language, which reflects his work within South Wales Police in promoting the use of Welsh and improving the service the force provides to individuals within Welsh-speaking communities.