21 May 2015
NCA Director General Keith Bristow is to retire from law enforcement in 2016. He has made the announcement now in order to allow good time for the appointment of his successor at the NCA and to enable a smooth handover.
Keith Bristow said:
“It has been a privilege to play a role in building and shaping the National Crime Agency. Over the past four years our officers and law enforcement partners have undertaken a significant journey together to change the way the UK responds to serious and organised crime. We have come a long way and have already transformed the UK’s collective capabilities but the journey continues and it is important that my successor joins at the right point in the NCA’s development. I am deeply proud of what we have achieved collectively, and of the men and women who have made this a reality. My policing and law enforcement career began in 1983 as a police cadet and designing, building and leading the NCA has been its highlight.”