Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton is responsible for District Policing Command which has in the region of 3,500 officers and staff. He has responsibility for Response and Neighbourhood Policing and for Volume Crime CID across Northern Ireland.
Mark began his policing career in 1994. He has served in a wide range of posts around the Belfast and Armagh areas. He was Commander of Urban Region Operational Command Unit with responsibility for Roads Policing, Tactical Support Groups, Belfast Regional Control and Level II Crime. He has a BA (Hons) Degree in French and Latin from Trinity College, Dublin; a Masters in Social Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Queens University, Belfast; a Masters in Science in Police Leadership and Management from Leicester University; and a Masters in Human Rights Law at Queens University, Belfast.
In March 2009 he was promoted to Chief Superintendent and took over the role of District Commander, ‘A’ District, North and West Belfast. In April 2012 he took up role as Deputy Head of Service Improvement Department where he had responsibility for Policing with The Community Branch, Criminal Justice Branch, Public Protection Branch, Anti-Corruption & Vetting, Discipline Branch, Firearms & Explosives Branch and Custody Healthcare. In July 2013, Mark was promoted to Assistant Chief Constable, Service Improvement Department. In July 2014, Mark took on the role of NPCC Hate Crime Lead to promote Hate Crime standards and awareness across the UK. In March 2015, Mark was appointed as Interim Director of Human Resources. Since February 2016, Mark was Head of Legacy and Justice Department.