Chief Constable Jon Boutcher
Chief Constable Jon Boutcher

Jon was appointed Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland on 12 October 2023.  

Having retired as Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police in 2019 he was appointed to lead Operation Kenova based on his operational credibility and considerable strategic background in leading covert intelligence gathering tactics.

He has a unique senior policing history in running high profile and sensitive investigations.

As Chief Constable of Bedfordshire Police Jon rebuilt trust with communities and led the Service to be the most improved police force in the UK.

He has a long history in Operational Counter Terrorism and Crime Policing. He was also the UK National policing lead for Technical Surveillance, Covert Policing and Undercover Policing and held the post of National Coordinator for Pursue under the UK Contest strategy. 

In his early career Jon led Scotland Yard’s ‘Flying Squad’ tackling armed robbery and other serious crime.

As an avid football fan he chairs UK Police Sport football and is a lifetime follower of Derby County FC.