Gary Godden
Police and Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire
0115 844 5998

Gary Godden was elected Nottinghamshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner in May 2024.

Having lived in Nottinghamshire for 25 years, and spending 15 years as a police officer within Nottinghamshire Police, Gary has a good understanding of the policing service and the different communities of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

This included working as part of the Vanguard Plus team – a multi-agency team tackling serious crimes like gun, gang and knife violence, and working closely with the most vulnerable people in our communities. This experience influenced Gary to make a difference not only in the police but it also broadened his perspective, leading him into politics.

Gary’s career has also involved working in the NHS, including most recently as Assistant Head of the Graduate Management Training Scheme at NHS England, where he built experience of compassionate leadership and partnership working.

In his earlier life, Gary grew up in Barnardo's care homes until he was adopted by his parents at the age of seven. After finding his way in life, his desire grew to make a positive impact on his community.

Gary is passionate about building public trust and confidence in Nottinghamshire Police and ensuring the service is the best it can be.

His priorities for his term in office also include tackling knife crime, antisocial behaviour and violence against women and girls, as well as enhancing high-visibility neighbourhood policing, tackling speeding and making our roads safer.

Gary is also committed to being accessible to the public and open and transparent in his work in representing the people of Nottinghamshire.”