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Facewatch welcomes Richard Thompson as its Chief Executive Officer

Published on 7 March, 2014
Richard has extensive experience gained internationally during his time at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Richard Thompson was formerly the Chief Constable of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Facewatch Ltd, the company behind the fully integrated online reporting system used by police forces and businesses across the UK has appointed Richard Thompson as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. Richard was most recently the Chief Constable of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary and has extensive experience gained internationally during his time at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Simon Gordon, Chairman, Facewatch Ltd 

“This is an important step change for Facewatch, which was started in 2010 as a way to protect my customers from bag theft in Gordon’s wine bar. Richard will be instrumental in taking Facewatch to the next level and establishing the brand as a trusted crime prevention and detection platform. Online and mobile tools such as Facewatch Crime Reporter and Facewatch ID are still in their infancy but as the proliferation of camera technology moves online towards central monitoring we can all look forward to a significant reduction in low level crime by working together and I am hopeful that Facewatch will help to be a catalyst for positive change”.

Richard Thompson Chief Executive Officer, Facewatch Ltd 

“I am very pleased to be joining Facewatch at this extremely exciting period in the company’s life.  A practical need led Simon to invent Facewatch and technology was the catalyst like so many ground-breaking ideas. Facewatch is now, after just four years, already highly respected in the UK policing arena and is ready to take advantage of the rise of ‘mobiles’ as the default device for police, consumers and businesses for every type of communications. My goal is to ensure Facewatch is fully established as the leading business crime prevention and reporting platform in the UK and internationally”.

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