National Security & Resilience Conference

Commander Wayne Chance

Commander Wayne Chance
Commander – Operations
City of London Police

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Commander Wayne Chance joined the City of London Police as Commander in 2012 and is responsible for leading the operational side of the business of the force. His responsibilities cover five key areas: Operations, Community Safety, Counter Terrorism, Licensing and Intelligence/Tasking and Co-ordination.

Wayne has been a police officer with the Metropolitan Police Service for 26 years, having previously served in the MPS Cadet Corps. He has experience in a number of different areas including community engagement and crime reduction. His previous responsibilities include front counter services, stop and search, police supervision and MPS ‘senior on-call’ systems. As Superintendent, Wayne was posted to the Commissioner’s Private Office where he oversaw the introduction of the MPS Strategy unit.

In April 2012 during the Olympic Torch relay and the Olympic Games, Wayne worked within the National Olympic Co-ordination Centre as the Chief of Staff to the National Security Co-ordinator. He then took on the role as a Programme Lead within the MetChange Programme with responsibility for Control Infrastructure, including C2, intelligence, co-ordination and tasking and resource planning.

In April 2009 Wayne was appointed as the Borough Commander of Southwark, the third largest Borough in London where he oversaw significant reductions in all levels of crime, in particular violent crime and gang-related incidents.

In September 2008, Wayne took temporary command of Central Communications Command (CCC), the biggest operational Command Unit in the UK.

In 2007 he was the Senior Officer responsible for the introduction of IT mobility solutions into the MPS, including Operational PDAs (palm-tops), Automatic Person Location Systems (APLS), Information kiosks and new Mobile Data terminals for all police vehicles.​​