Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Emma Ackland
As an active Cheltenham University graduate in Sports Science and Recreation Management, in 1994 Emma started her policing career with Gloucestershire Constabulary, before transferring to Gwent Police on promotion to Chief Superintendent in 2015. Over these 21 years whilst at both Gloucestershire and Gwent, Emma worked predominantly in uniform roles, commanding BCUs in both rural and urban areas, leading the force control room and the specialist operations department.
In January 2017, Emma became Gwent’s Temporary Assistant Chief Constable, with force wide responsibility for Criminal Justice, Custody, Data Management, Operations, Neighbourhood Policing and Protective Services. In 2019 she began a secondment as T/ACC, leading on work such as the implementation of the Single Online Home for Wales – a new platform which will provide online access to policing services and revolutionises the way our communities can interact with us.
In May 2020 Emma took up her current role with Dyfed-Powys Police as Assistant Chief Constable.
Originally from Warwickshire, Emma’s love of the Dyfed-Powys area began back at the age of ten, when she enjoyed many family holidays in the Cardigan area. Her mother now lives there and has done for many years.