A man who spent 30 years fighting crime in Warwickshire,
rising through the ranks from Constable to Chief
Superintendent, has been appointed the new Chief Executive
to the office of Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner.
Ron Ball, Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner,
today announced the appointment of Neil Hewison as Chief
Executive and Monitoring Officer.
He said: “I’m delighted to announce that I’m appointing
Neil Hewison as my new Chief Executive. After a thorough
and rigorous selection process from a very strong field of
applicants Neil demonstrated that he brings a great deal
more to the role in addition to his very distinguished
police career in Warwickshire police and more recently his
role in the criminal justice system. My job is all about
partnership working and Neil has a clear understanding of
the importance of those relationships. Mark Gore has done
an outstanding job as interim Chief Executive and will be
helping Neil to bed in over the coming weeks.”
With a Police Officer father and nurse mother, Neil. Aged
56, has described himself as having public service in his
The former Coventry schoolboy spent much of his 30 years
with Warwickshire Police in the north of the county rising
from the rank of Constable to Chief Superintendent.
Neil described his career: “In 2002 as a Chief Inspector I
was appointed District Commander for North Warwickshire.
During this time I formed close links with partners and
worked hard to improve the Policing Service provided to the
“In 2004 I was appointed District Commander for Nuneaton
and Bedworth overseeing the move from the old police
station into the new Justice Centre. Again, I worked hard
with local partners to reduce crime and anti-social
behaviour in the borough.
“As Superintendent I commanded resources across the whole
force area and was heavily involved in the force
“As Detective Superintendent Specialist Investigations I
led the force’s response to serious and organised crime and
protecting vulnerable people such as child abuse, domestic
abuse and the management of dangerous offenders.
“In 2010 I was appointed Chief Superintendent in charge of
local policing for Warwickshire. With Colleagues I led the
force change programme Operation Bletchtley and managed the
day to day policing activity across the force area.
“During my service I became an accredited Public Order
Commander, a Firearms Tactical Commander and a Hostage
“In the last two years of my service I commanded a number
of high profile significant policing operations. The
English Defence League protest in Nuneaton during 2010, the
royal visit of Her Majesty the Queen to Leamington in 2011,
and I commanded for three years the Bull Dog Bash event at
Long Marston near Stratford. I am proud that all of these
events were successfully policed and passed off safely.”
Neil retired from Warwickshire Police in 2012 after 30
years service and has been leading Criminal Justice for
Warwickshire Police working with partners to provide a more
responsive and transparent service for the public of
He said: “I have spent my whole working life in public
service and I see my appointment as Chief Executive and
Monitoring Officer to the Police and Crime Commissioner as
a natural extension of my public service career.
“I am very much looking forward to working and supporting
the Police and Crime Commissioner and his deputy in holding
the Chief Constable to account for the Policing service
provided to the public of Warwickshire. I believe that my
extensive policing experience in Warwickshire will make me
effective in my new role.”