Suffolk: Top cop Stewart Gull leaving county for Jersey job
SUFFOLK’S top detective is to become the new head of crime for Jersey.
Detective Chief Superintendent Stewart Gull is expected to take up his post on the Channel Island - made famous by the 1980s BBC television detective series Bergerac - during the summer.
Det Ch Supt Gull will be retiring from Suffolk Constabulary after 30 years with the force, before moving to Jersey.
The 48-year-old has had a distinguished career, working his way up through the ranks of the county’s force.
He is best known publicly for his role in catching Ipswich serial killer Steve Wright who murdered five of the town’s sex workers in late 2006.
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Det Ch Supt Gull became the public face of the investigation when he appeared before national and international media during many press conferences.
However, before the murders of Tanya Nicol, Gemma Adams, Anneli Alderton, Annette Nicholls and Paula Clennell, he had worked on many other high-profile investigations locally.
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The vastly experienced officer is well respected within law enforcement for the work he has done.
As a result of his distinguished service, he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2009.
Currently Det Ch Supt Gull is head of crime for Norfolk and Suffolk, an appointment he took up earlier this month.
The role oversees all facets of CID for both counties.
At the top level, his wide-ranging remit includes murders, stranger rapes, kidnappings, drug trafficking, extortion and public protection.
Det Ch Supt Gull is one of Suffolk’s success stories, working his way up after joining the police following his education at Clifford Road primary school in Ipswich and then at the town’s Copleston Secondary School.
Jersey police announced his appointment as head of crime on Wednesday.
States of Jersey Police has around 240 officers, serving 90,000 islanders. It does not come under the control of the Home Office.