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Paul was appointed Deputy Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police in February 2018.
Paul's extensive policing career spans more than 25 years and began at Northamptonshire Police.
In 2007, he transferred to Wiltshire and as Chief Inspector in Swindon was the lead for neighbourhood policing.
Further to roles with the HMIC and as the Chief Constable's Staff Officer, Paul was promoted to Detective Superintendent in 2010 and headed up the professional standards team. In 2012 he became Chief Superintendent with responsibility for local policing and specialist operations.
Paul was made an Assistant Chief Constable in 2014 with the responsibility for Crime and Justice.
He is the National Police Chief's Council lead for Stalking and Harassment, holds a Masters from the University of Cambridge in Police Leadership and Applied Criminology and a PhD doctorate from Bath Spa University.
Paul was awarded the Queen's Police Medal for Distinguished Service in the 2020 New Year Honours list.