Tim Godwin is a retired London Metropolitan Police Service deputy commissioner who brings his years of policing experience to Accenture to support the company’s defense and public safety clients around the world.
During his career at the Metropolitan Police Service, Mr. Godwin held a number of senior roles. He was promoted to deputy assistant commissioner in Territorial Policing in 2001 and to assistant commissioner in 2002. During that time, Mr. Godwin introduced a revitalized forensic strategy and created and led the “Safer Streets” initiative, which reduced robberies in London by 30 percent in three years. In partnership with Sir Dennis O’Connor, her Majesty’s chief inspector of constabulary, Mr. Godwin led the National Reassurance Project that resulted in the significant reinvestment in neighbourhood policing in the United Kingdom.
In 2008, he was appointed acting deputy commissioner of the Metropolitan Police and permanent deputy commissioner in July 2009. In this role Mr. Godwin was responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of a policing plan and budget of over £3.5bn, and oversaw the work of more than 50,000 police officers and staff.
Throughout his career, Mr. Godwin has been active in several police industry associations. He served as the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) lead for criminal justice in England and Wales, and as a member of the National Criminal Justice Board, the Criminal Justice Operations Board and the Sentencing Council. He also served as the Chairman of the London Criminal Justice Board.
Mr. Godwin studied at the University of Portsmouth, where he earned an honors degree in public sector police studies, and at Cambridge University, where he completed a diploma in applied criminology. He received the National Prize for Public Management Leadership from the U.K. Office for Public Management and was awarded the Order of the British Empire by her Majesty the Queen in 2003. In 2009, he received the Queen’s Policing Medal for his contribution to policing in the United Kingdom.