Deputy Chief Constable Dave Thompson supports the Chief Constable and command team in delivering the force’s vision and change programme.
He ensures the day to day operational challenges of a busy metropolitan force are met and challenges the force to achieve its performance potential in terms of improving public trust and confidence and protecting the public.
He also works with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and ensures this relationship remains effective, maintaining the force’s accountability. He has overall responsibility for organisational change, force performance, corporate communications and legal services.
Previously an Assistant Chief Constable at Greater Manchester Police, (2007-2010), Mr Thompson brings over 20 years experience to his role.
From 1999 to 2003 he led the policing of east Manchester and played a key part in the policing of the 2002 Commonwealth Games before becoming head of GMP’s Specialist Operations Branch. He spent three years as divisional commander for the south Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan divisions, then as ACC Security he was responsible for counter terrorism, strategic partnerships and operational IT strategy.
He is the National Association of Chief Police Officers lead for Gangs and Criminal Use of Firearms.