Surrey Police – temporary Chief Constable

Surrey Police NEW LOGO Nov 2015

Nick Ephgrave to become the temporary Chief Constable of Surrey Police


Nick joins the force from the Metropolitan Police where he has served since 1990.

The outgoing Chief Constable Lynne Owens is moving to become Head of the National Crime Agency.

She has thanked the public and staff for their support during her time as Chief Constable.

Temporary Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave

Temporary Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave

Joining us from the Met, Nick has overall responsibility for strategic and operational co-ordination, professional standards, change programmes and Force performance.

He joined the Met in 1990, having previously worked as a physicist in the NHS. He rose through the ranks, spending time in Special Branch, Custody and Town Centre Proactive Teams at Brixton as a Sergeant and, as a DI in Peckham, running robbery and burglary squads. As an SIO he worked on the South London Murder Squad and received a Judge’s Commendation for his role as Senior Investigating Officer in charge of the successful re-investigation of the murder of Damilola Taylor.

His roles have also included setting up a guns and gangs unit in Southwark, Crime Commander for the Notting Hill Carnival over several years and Staff Officer to the Commissioner Lord Ian Blair. He was also responsible for designing and implementing the National Counter Terrorism Co-ordination Centre at New Scotland Yard and was Borough Commander for Lambeth before his promotion to Commander in Territorial Policing where he has led on Criminal Justice, Custody and Crime Policy for the MPS.

Nick was born and raised in East Surrey, where he still lives with wife Liz and four daughters. He’s a keen sportsman, enjoying cycling, dinghy sailing and swimming (the last two often at the same time!) and has represented the Met at wrestling. A keen musician, he plays the cornet in a brass band.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *