Advisors Biographical information
Jim Gamble QPM
A Chief Police officer for over ten years he led national
policy development for the UK police service in a range of
areas including Air Support, Communications Data, the pan
European approach to the Schengen protocol for cross
jurisdictional surveillance, specialist training and
protective services. Jim also represented the police
community on the Communications Capability Programme Board,
where he worked to ensure
the police service maintained and
improved its ability by keeping pace with changing
In 2006 he was appointed by the then Home Secretary as the
first Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online
Protection (CEOP) Centre. Jim brought together a team of
police, industry, government and experts from specialist
charities to build what is now recognised as a world-leading
brand and child protection centre. During his time in CEOP
Jim developed a diverse set of child protection initiatives
including the CEOP ‘Most Wanted’ platform, the Behavioural
Analysis Unit (BAU), the UK and Overseas Tracker teams , the
‘ThinkUKnow’ education campaign and the online 'ClickCEOP'
report button. More recently he developed the International
Child Protection Network (ICPN), which operates as an
information sharing hub between charities, government,
police and industry operating in south east Asia and Europe.
In 2007 he was the winner of the police professional
leadership award for business development.
He was the UK’s most senior Chief Officer responsible for
national Child Protection and Abuse Investigation and
recently led a UK scoping review of the investigation into
the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
Throughout this period Jim remained the chair of the UK Data
Communications group, was member of The Intercept
Modernization Program board and the Police Crime Business
Jim’s policing career began in Northern Ireland, where he
covered both uniform and detective roles. In what was a
rapidly changing and often-volatile environment he gained
significant experience in public order and counter-terrorist
After graduating from the Strategic Command Course Jim was
appointed Assistant Chief Constable and then Deputy Director
General of the National Crime Squad. As a central figure in
the UK’s fight against organized crime he oversaw a complex
and highly intricate portfolio, ranging from firearms,
kidnap, hi-tech and financial crime, training, Central
Intelligence coordination, professional standards and
security. He was a national firearms gold commander and
examiner and was responsible for the forensic science
service and air support strategic partnerships. He inspired
and chaired the Virtual Global Taskforce combining the
resources and skills of transnational law enforcement
organizations such as the Australian Federal Police, US
Homeland Security, Interpol, the RCMP, the United Arab
Emirates and Italian National Police.
Jim also led the NCS transition team overseeing the
management of the organizations assimilation into SOCA.
Jim received the Queens Police Medal (QPM) in 2008 in
recognition of his 31 years police service. He is married
with three children.
In November 2010 Jim received the One Child International
Child Advocate Award in recognition for his pioneering and
sustained leadership in child protection.