Chief Constable George Hamilton QPM is in overall command of the Police Service of Northern Ireland having been appointed on 30th June 2014.
Chief Constable Hamilton's policing experience started in 1985 when he joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary. Since then he has acquired a wide range of experience in a variety of operational roles.
In 2009 he was appointed Assistant Chief Constable in Strathclyde Police with responsibility for serious and organised crime, public protection and counter terrorism investigations.
Prior to his appointment in Scotland he had been Chief Superintendent and District Commander in the PSNI’s ‘B’ District covering South and East Belfast having previously served as a Detective at both Chief Inspector and Superintendent ranks. In this role he was involved in a number of high profile and complex investigations. Earlier in his career he spent three years in England working on a range of training and organisational development projects.
The Chief Constable holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics & Economics and a Masters in Business Administration. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Association.
Mr Hamilton was awarded a Queen’s Police Medal in the 2015 Birthday Honours List.