Andy Marsh is the CEO of the College of Policing, the professional body for policing in England and Wales.
Andy joined the College in September 2021 after an extensive career in operational policing. His police career started in 1987 as a Police Constable in Avon and Somerset Police.
After numerous operational and detective roles at various ranks, Andy went on to lead two forces, Hampshire and, latterly, Avon and Somerset, as Chief Constable. He implemented a large-scale transformation programme at Hampshire, leading the force to be recognised as one of the best value for money nationally.
In Avon and Somerset, he led the development of an internationally acclaimed approach to data using advanced predictive analytics and visual graphics to prioritise and manage demand. This approach, in tandem with a digital mobilisation programme equipping officers and staff with the latest technology they need to do their job helped enable the Force to be recognised as one of the most efficient and effective in England and Wales.
Andy has played a significant part in supporting improvement in policing national and internationally for many years, most notably in his role as the UK’s National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) lead for body worn video where he pioneered and supported the increased use of this vital technology.
Andy was responsible for the NPCC International Coordination portfolio for six years leading and advising on police modernisation programmes globally during this time. In 2018 he was awarded a Queen’s Police Medal, and in the same year he was recognised by Women of the Future in its list of ’50 Kind Leaders’. He is married with two daughters and enjoys fly fishing, hill walking, and rowing.