New man in charge of South Glos CID

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Norrie

A new man has taken charge of South Gloucestershire CID.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Norrie is the permanent replacement for DCI Stephen Tunks, who retired in 2010.

Policing is in DCI Norrie’s blood, as both his father and grandfather served in the Metropolitan police.

Ian said: “I always thought I would like to follow in their footsteps and joined Surrey police in 2000, after completing a degree in geography and some time serving in the army.”

While serving in the Surrey force he obtained a further degree, in leadership and management, and won promotion to sergeant. He transferred to Avon and Somerset police in 2003.

PS Norrie worked as an emergency response officer in South Bristol, then joined the operational planning department at police headquarters. While there he was promoted to inspector, in 2006, and worked in road policing and at Bristol International Airport.

In 2009 he was temporarily promoted to chief inspector and worked on planning the force response to major emergencies. The promotion was made permanent in later that year and he took charge of operational policing in the Somerset West police district.

On joining South Gloucestershire Ian said: “I’m delighted to be joining such a dedicated team of officers and staff. They have been working hard to keep improving on the high quality of crime investigation.

“I’m confident we will continue to increase the number of offenders brought to justice and bring down the number of victims affected by crime. I want to keep driving our improvement forward and ensure we deliver the best service for the people of South Gloucestershire.”

Ian is married to Liz, a police sergeant. They have two sons, aged four and two and a 14-week-old daughter. Outside work he enjoys playing golf, keeping fit, reading and watching rugby, as he no longer plays.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police