Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Glen Pavelin began his policing journey in 1997.
Essex born, bred and educated, Glen joined policing as a Special Constable at 18 years old and served in Braintree Division. At 19 years old, Glen joined as a regular Constable and has served in uniform operational roles throughout his service.
As a Constable Glen served in Chelmsford, Maldon and Burnham in response and community roles.
Glen was promoted to Sergeant in 2003 and spent five years at that rank, serving across Central Division leading pro-active policing, community policing and response policing teams.
In 2008 Glen was promoted to Inspector and managed neighbourhood teams in Great Dunmow, Saffron Walden and Chelmsford Town Centre, and a response team in Chelmsford. He also delivered a change programme at Essex Police Headquarters.
Glen was promoted to Chief Inspector in 2011 and was District Commander of Basildon before working in the Local Policing Support Unit (LPSU) and then on to Operational Policing Command (OPC) where Glen became a Tactical Firearms Commander and Public Order Silver Commander. Glen also served as the Chief Inspector for the Force Control Room.
In 2016 Glen was promoted to Superintendent and performed the role of Operations Lead for the South Local Policing Area before moving to the Strategic Change Directorate at Essex Police Headquarters as Head of Operational Change, and then Deputy Head of Contact Management Command.
Glen was promoted in 2019 to Chief Superintendent as Head of OPC, where he became a Strategic Firearms Commander, Public Order Gold Commander and Multi-Agency Gold Incident Commander.
Career highlights for Glen include managing complex firearms incidents, large public safety events including football matches and the V Festival, presidential visits and firearms support to policing operations.
In his free time Glen enjoys sport including golf and spending time with his family.
Glen is a guest speaker