Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Alex Murray OBE graduated from Birmingham University in 1996, joining West Midlands Police soon after. He has worked in investigative and uniform roles in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton, and has led many complex cases and initiatives during his time in the force.
He was most recently the commander of Solihull neighbourhood policing unit, before joining the Executive Team as an ACC in September 2016. He currently holds the Crime portfolio, amongst others.
ACC Murray also founded the Society of Evidence Based Policing. The society is made up of police officers, police staff, and research professionals who aim to make evidence based methodology part of everyday policing in the UK. He is the organisation’s current vice chair and was awarded an OBE in 2017 for his services to evidence based policing.
In 2008, he graduated from Cambridge University with a Master’s degree in Criminology, and in 2014 was awarded the Superintendent’s award for Excellence in Policing, as well as being recognised by George Mason University’s Centre for Evidence Based Policing. He has also been associate director of the Cambridge Indian Police Service Training Programme and part of the UK National Disaster Victim Identification Team.
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