Chief Constable Mark Collins said: “It is with great sadness that we receive the news of Mr Simon Prince’s death. Mr Prince served with Dyfed-Powys as Chief Constable between 2013 and 2016 having previously served for 22 years with Gwent Police. He was a well-respected, fair and supportive Chief Constable who led the force through some significant changes and maintained the forces position as one of the safest places in England and Wales. I will be writing to Mr Prince’s family to send them condolences on behalf of Dyfed-Powys Police and the force flag at Headquarters is being flown at half-mast in remembrance of Mr Prince.”
Simon Prince joined the police in 1990 and spent the vast majority of his service in Gwent Police, serving in every area of the Force in a variety of different roles and ranks. In 2007, as a Chief Superintendent, Simon was appointed to lead the change programme in Gwent Police. His responsibilities were Operational Policing, Crime Investigation, Protective Services, and Neighborhood Response Policing.
Mr Prince attended the Strategic Command Course in 2010 and in July 2011 was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief Constable in Gwent where his strategic responsibilities included territorial policing, crime investigation, specialist operations and protective services. In March 2013, he was appointed as Chief Constable for Dyfed-Powys Police, the first Chief Officer in Wales to be appointed by a Police and Crime Commissioner.
He had a B.A. Honours Degree from the University of Wales and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. As Chief Constable, he also held the national portfolios for Wildlife and Rural Crime and Police Chaplaincy.