Deputy Chief Constable biography
Tony Blaker took up the position of Deputy Chief Constable for Kent Police on 4 June 2018. He had previously worked as the ACC for Central Operations Directorate from the 6 June 2016, which included Tactical Operations Command, Central Investigation and Strategic Partnerships Command, Public Protection Command and Counter-Terrorism policing.
He spent the first 26 years of his policing service in Sussex Police with his last post being the Head of Operations Command for Surrey and Sussex, where he led on Firearms, Public Order, Roads and Gatwick Airport policing. He has substantial experience of policing large-scale and complex operations such as Brighton Pride and Lewes Bonfire, and was the strategic commander for the response to the Shoreham air crash in 2015 and the anti-fracking protests in Balcombe 2013.
Previously, as Head of Corporate Services he was responsible for implementing the Niche Record Management System and designing the Target Operating Model for Local Policing. As the NPCC Lead for Courts, Senior Responsible Officer for Digital First and the London and South East Video-Enabled Justice Programmes; he is working with partners to deliver improvements and transform technology in the Criminal Justice System to deliver justice for victims and witnesses.