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Our Executive Team

Dorset is led by the Executive and scrutinised by the PCC, Martyn Underhill.


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Scott Chilton

Chief Constable

Picture of Assistant Chief Constable Sam De-Reya

Sam De-Reya

Deputy Chief Constable (Temporary)

Dorset Executive Team

Steve Lyne

Assistant Chief Constable (Temporary)

Jo Mosley (Director of People and Support Services)

Jo Mosley

Assistant Chief Officer

Stephen Mackenzie

Stephen Mackenzie

Chief Finance Officer

Head of Legal Mike Stamp

Mike Stamp

Director of Legal

Scott Chilton

Chief Constable

Scott Chilton was selected on Tuesday July 28, following an appointment process chaired by Chief Constable James Vaughan, supported by chief executive of Dorset Council Matthew Prosser and Gloucestershire Constabulary HR lead Caroline Hollister. There was also a separate Stakeholder Panel, chaired by the Dorset OPCC chief executive Simon Bullock, who was supported by various representatives from the Staff Support Network. DCC Chilton took over in October following David Lewis' retirement. Scott's most recent role was assistant chief constable at Hampshire Police, where he was strategic lead across all investigations teams, custody, the wider criminal justice system and intelligence. He joined the Hampshire force in 1992, working his way through uniformed policing before joining CID in 1996 and spending the next 16 years as a detective progressing through the ranks to chief superintendent. In 2008 he was seconded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to Afghanistan where he led development of policing reform and counter corruption. Scott is an advocate of evidence-based policing and has a strong desire to ensure policing focuses its efforts on protecting the most vulnerable and targeting those criminals who cause harm and misery to our communities.

Sam De-Reya

Deputy Chief Constable (Temporary)

On 16 August 2021, T/DCC Sam de Reya started her role as Deputy Chief Constable, moving on from her previous role as ACC for Operations at Dorset Police, which she was appointed to in April 2020.

Sam’s most recent role was Commander for North, East and West Devon at Devon & Cornwall Police leading frontline policing services, investigation, neighbourhood policing and partnerships. 

She joined Northumbria Police in 1996 where she was a police constable, detective and tutor, transferring to Devon & Cornwall Police in 1999. She has enjoyed a broad and challenging career including leadership roles as a local police area commander, crime investigation manager, Public Protection Unit supervisor, head of the Professional Standards Department and lead for a major forcewide IT change programme. 

As Devon & Cornwall’s lead for the police Code of Ethics, championing ethical behaviour in the service, she is vice-chair of the Force’s Ethics Committee and remains co-chair of the South West Regional Police Ethics Network. She completed the national Police Strategic Command Course in March 2020 and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

As a senior female police officer and former gender representative of the Police Superintendents’ Association, Sam is actively involved in supporting equal opportunities and inclusion. She established the South West Women in Leadership programme in 2013, to help female police personnel to fulfil their full potential.​

Steve Lyne

Assistant Chief Constable (Temporary)

On 16 August 2021, T/ACC Steve Lyne started his role as Temporary Assistant Chief Constable after moving on as Chief Superintendent and County Local Policing Commander for Dorset.

The ACC's portfolio includes:

Territorial Policing
  • Response / Patrol
  • Local Policing / Neighbourhood Policing (NHP)
  • Incident Resolution Centre (IRC)
  • Prevention & Citizens in Policing Department
Contact Management
  • Crime and Criminal Justice
  • Major Crime
  • CID
  • Economic Crime Unit (ECU) / Fraud Triage Team
  • Serious Organised Crime (SOC) / Covert Policing
  • Public Protection
  • Intelligence Directorate
Operations
  • Operations Planning
  • Roads Policing
  • Firearms
  • Dogs
  • Business Continuity Planning (BCP)
  • Force Support Group (FSG) Marine/Drones
  • Local Resilience Forum / Civil Contingencies
 

Jo Mosley

Assistant Chief Officer

ACO Jo Mosley started in her role as the Director of People & Support Services on monday 12 July 2021. Jo has moved from the Salvation Army where she was the HR Director for the last four years. Prior to that Jo served as part of the senior leadership team for Guide Dogs for the Blind and Mencap. Jo has an extensive HR based background in the voluntary sector. Jo has a history of delivering positive change within and on behalf of the organisations she has worked for, focusing on supporting people with disabilities, those at risk of social exclusion and promoting women in leadership. Jo is committed to influencing the future of civil society and the people agenda; she is a strong and passionate leader with clear strategic vision and a passion for making positive change with the energy and tenacity to get results. It is clear that Jo shares in our vision and mission and has consistently displayed in her roles the values that we uphold in our organisation. After completing her degree in 1992, Jo commenced her career with Endsleigh Insurance before setting up the first Family Adviser Service in the UK. Five years later Jo became a National Training Strategy Manager before moving to Mencap where she served as the Head of Volunteering. In 2009, Jo took over as the Head of Volunteering for Guide Dogs for the Blind before stepping up to be the Deputy Director of People and Business Services in 2012. In 2017 Jo moved to the Salvation Army as their HR Director.

Stephen Mackenzie

Chief Finance Officer

Steve Mackenzie has been the interim Chief Finance Officer for Dorset Police since October 2019. Steve acts as the principal financial adviser to the Chief Constable and the Police Force and is responsible for all aspects of financial management and administration under Section 151 of the Local Government Act 1972. The Finance department is managed within the Strategic Alliance with Devon & Cornwall Police by the Head of Finance and Business Support Services. The Finance department is responsible for the collection of income and the payment of creditor invoices and the payroll for both officers and staff, preparing the annual budgets and accounts of both police forces and both Police and Crime Commissioners. Steve's role is to ensure Dorset Police has a robust and achievable medium-term financial strategy, which secures the Force as viable and successful into the future. He is a member of various executive boards within the Force, in liaison with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and within the South West region. Steve is a qualified accountant and is a former local authority chief executive and chief financial officer. He is married and lives in Dorset with his wife.

Mike Stamp

Director of Legal

Mike Stamp was appointed Director of Legal Services in September 2006, with his role developing into the Director of Legal, Reputation and Risk in 2015. His portfolio includes Legal Services in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset, and Information Management and Corporate Communications in Devon and Cornwall.

The Legal Services team provide legal advice and representation to both Forces and their Police and Crime Commissioners. Their work includes litigation (employment, civil, inquest, misconduct and judicial review), operations (civil preventative orders, licensing, public order) and general advice (duty advisor scheme for day to day legal queries, critical incident advice, and strategic advice). Members of the team regularly appear in a range of Courts to represent the interests of the Chief Constables and/or Police and Crime Commissioners.

Mike and his team regularly sit on Gold and Silver groups, which are responsible for the management of critical incidents.

As the member of the Executive with portfolio responsibility for Information Management, Mike holds the position of the Senior Information Responsible Officer on behalf of Devon and Cornwall and Dorset.

In addition, the Information Management department is responsible for Data Protection, Freedom of Information, Disclosure, Information Assurance and information sharing with partner agencies for both Devon and Cornwall and Dorset.   The Alliance Information Management Department is also responsible for Records Management and Data Quality within Devon and Cornwall.

Mike also undertakes the role as Joint Senior Information Risk Owner (SIRO) for Devon and Cornwall and Dorset.

The Corporate Communications department covers internal and external communications including reputation management and digital media.

Mike sits on the national committee for the Association of Police Lawyers and chairs the Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Joint Ethics Committee and is also the co-chair of the South West Policing Regional Ethics Committee.

Mike is a qualified Solicitor, married with children and lives in Devon.

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