Assistant Chief Constable Bobby Singleton joined the Police Service of Northern Ireland as one of our first student officers in November 2001. Over the course of the last twenty years he has gained a broad range of policing experience in uniform community policing roles, public order and public safety command and as a detective investigating sexual violence, terrorism and other serious and organised crime.
Between 2014 and 2016 as a Superintendent he was responsible for leading the delivery of community policing services for the city of Belfast and as a firearms and public order commander a series of complex and challenging multi-agency operations.
From April 2016 to May 2019, then a Detective Superintendent, he was the service’s lead for drugs, Organised Crime and the then newly established ‘Paramilitary Crime Task Force’ with the National Crime Agency and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
On promotion to Detective Chief Superintendent he was first appointed as head of the Police Service of Northern's Legacy Investigation Branch in May 2019 before taking up a role as the head of Headquarters Executive Support in October 2020.
In March 2021 ACC Singleton was temporarily appointed head of the Community Safety Department and responsible for public protection, crime prevention, criminal justice and custody matters. In December 2021 ACC Singleton graduated from the Strategic Command Course before being substantively appointed by the Northern Ireland Policing Board in January 2022.
ACC Singleton holds a degree in modern history as well as a post graduate diploma and masters in police leadership and management. ACC Singleton is chair of the Police Athletic Association, a member of the Newforge Community Development trust and senior sponsor for the service’s Autism support group.