Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Matt Burton

Matt joined Greater Manchester Police in 1989 as a member of Police Staff. He became a Special Constable in 1991 and a Police Officer on the South Manchester Division in 1993.

He became a Detective in 1996 and thereafter served in various roles and ranks in the CID, Force Drug Unit, Force Surveillance Unit and Special Branch.

He joined the National Crime Squad in 2005 where he was involved in Regional and International Organised Crime Investigations and transferred to the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) on its creation in 2006.

Matt became Branch Commander of the Manchester Branch in 2009 and in 2010 he designed and implemented a partnership approach to Serious and Organised Crime in the city of Salford, which led to national recognition in Home Office strategy.

He received an award from the Home Secretary and a Director General's Commendation for leadership and innovation.

He became Regional Head of Investigations for the North of England in 2013 leading teams in the North West, North East and Yorkshire. In 2015 he was seconded to the NCA Transformation Programme with responsibility for designing the agency's new operating model, estates model and structure.

He became the UK head of Europol, Interpol, Sirene and European extradition in 2016 with a global team of officers in Warrington, The Hague, Lyon, Singapore, Gibraltar and the Caribbean.

He was responsible for identifying Brexit contingencies as well introducing new technological solutions for managing risk and reducing demand.

In May 2018 he was seconded to the Chief Officer Group of Cumbria Constabulary where he helped design a new neighbourhood policing model and develop a safer Cumbria strategy.

Matt is married and has two children. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, walking and clay pigeon shooting.