Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Davy Beck
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Davy Beck

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Davy Beck has over 30 years' policing experience in Northern Ireland and has performed key leadership roles in a range of senior positions at both District and Area level before moving to Headquarters where he had responsibility for the delivery of Local Policing across Northern Ireland.

During this time Davy has taken personal responsibility for the strategic direction and delivery for a range of Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) strategies including the 'Here for you' engagement strategy, delivery of Neighbourhood Policing across Northern Ireland and the ‘Safer Places’ theme within the PSNI Violence Against Women and Girls strategy. He has also initiated a review of the Local Policing operating model across Northern Ireland and a linked review of the current PSNI shift pattern as well as initiating cross border work with An Garda Síochána to better deliver services for border communities.

Davy has also led Strategic work as head of the PSNI Policing with the Community Project, which had the objective to formally embed Policing with the Community as the PSNI culture and ethos. This involved collaborative working and development of concepts within the organisation to support and work with the NI Executive, business, community and voluntary groups to build a safe, confident and peaceful society.

During his time as Commander in Newry and Mourne District, Davy was influential in the police normalisation strategy which saw police move from a heavy reliance on military support in this border area to a community based policing style, while also leading significant operations to address serious and organised crime.

One of the Police Service of Northern Ireland's most experienced operational commanders, Davy has led the policing response to significant events across Northern Ireland including the role of Northern Ireland Tactical Commander following the death of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Davy is currently completing the National Police Executive Leaders Programme.