Tim De Meyer

Chief Constable - Surrey Police

Tim has overall responsibility for the strategic and operational delivery of Surrey Police and brings a wealth of experience from over 25 years in policing.

He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1997 serving as a uniform police constable in Croydon. After becoming a detective his career led him to South and West London in the CID, Child Abuse Investigation and Professional Standards before becoming the DCI for the London Borough of Hounslow.

In 2008 he transferred on promotion to Thames Valley Police as the Superintendent for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead for three years before becoming a Chief Superintendent and the force lead for Neighbourhood Policing. This was followed by leading the Professional Standards Department as a Detective Chief Superintendent before embarking on the Strategic Command Course in 2016.

On his return to Thames Valley Police in 2017, he became the Assistant Chief Constable responsible for Crime and Criminal Justice leading on matters including investigative standards, homicide, organised crime, intelligence, forensics, custody, criminal finance and the protection of vulnerable people. In 2022 he returned to Local Policing with responsibility for the eleven police areas of the force along with violence reduction, rural crime and anti-social behaviour. He has been a strategic firearms commander and public order commander for eleven years.

Since 2019, Tim has been the National Police Chief’s Council Lead for Disclosure and in September 2022 he was the Windsor Multi-Agency Gold Commander for Operation London Bridge – the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Photo of Tim De Meyer, Chief Constable