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Commander Jane GyfordCommander Jane Gyford

Commander - Operations

Commander Jane Gyford is responsible for all operational policing and security in the City of London, covering crime, uniform policing, intelligence and command and control.

She joined the City of London Police in June 2016 as Detective Chief Superintendent heading up the Intelligence and Information Directorate. There she oversaw the screening and assessment of force intelligence, and informed and shaped the force’s tasking and co-ordination process to give direction and accountability to its resources. As Commander she is leading the Transformation Programme to make the City of London Police a more effective and efficient force alongside the Secure City programme to design a future proof City and police force in line with the 2025 Policing vision. She is the National lead for Disaster Victim Identification (DVI) and the Casualty Bureau.

Commander Gyford has 26 years policing experience. She joined the Metropolitan Police in March 1992 and served in a number of policing areas including: public protection/ safeguarding (lead for Waltham Forest Borough), national counter terrorism/ domestic extremism intelligence, child abuse and sexual exploitation (North Region lead), anti-corruption proactive investigations, homicide and major incident enquiries and organisational change.

In a previous role as Deputy National Co-ordinator for Domestic Extremism and Strategic Protest Intelligence for the UK, she led on the Olympic Torch delivery through the UK, and Olympic and Paralympic Games in London within the National Domestic Extremism Unit. She was awarded a Commissioner’s Commendation for professionalism, and was awarded leader of 2012 for her role during this event. 

Commander Gyford was strategic lead for the Metropolitan Police’s North Region on matters of child abuse and child sexual exploitation. She led four Child Abuse Investigation Teams: Haringey, Camden/ Islington, Enfield/ Barnet, and Edgware/ Harrow, while also assigned to the role of lead for an organisational change project. She restructured services and resources for the four priority areas of sexual exploitation, foreign national offenders, gang crime and fraud investigations, providing the platform for future service delivery, and went on to lead the strategic delivery of change within the business area of Specialist Crime and Operations for the Metropolitan Police.

She is an accredited Specialist Strategic Firearms Commander and assesses nationally for the strategic firearms course. Since July 2014 she has commanded multiple firearms operations whilst serving within the Specialist Firearms Command for the Metropolitan Police Service. She had strategic responsibility for pan-London firearms and taser training, firearms and taser policy, firearms licensing, post incident procedures and armed policing (firearms and taser) strategic threat and risk.

As well as being a Specialist Strategic Firearms Commander, Commander Gyford is also a nationally qualified Senior Investigating Officer, having served in excess of 10 years within the Metropolitan Police’s Homicide Command.

Commander Gyford has a Masters in Public Adminstration with the University of Portsmouth.