Assistant Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary
Assistant Chief Constable Dan Vajzovic was appointed as the head of the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit in 2019. Dan is a Cambridgeshire officer and from April 2017 he had responsibility for local policing in the county. Prior to that Dan was temporary assistant chief constable heading up the Joint Protective Services of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.
Dan joined the police in 1997 after reading chemical engineering at Churchill College, Cambridge. During his 24 years of policing Dan has been his force’s head of operations, the area commander for the city of Peterborough and has headed the force Professional Standards Department. His operational background is predominantly in crime investigation having worked in serious and organised crime, public protection and volume crime environments.
Dan is the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) lead developing policy, practice and operational response for a number of areas including sex work, the response to online CSE/A activist groups (OCAGs) and development of the Sensitive Intelligence Network. He leads the national CSE/A Undercover On-Line capability.
Dan is married with two children and outside of work he is an active climber having reached the peak of the Old Man of Hoy as part of his 40th birthday celebrations.
Detective Superintendent Paul Lopez has almost 28 years policing experience with Essex Police and ERSOU. Over the past 5 years Paul has worked across number of diverse disciplines including Serious and Organised Crime, Intelligence and most recently Cyber Crime.
Paul has recently been appointed as Director of the Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre and is keen to use his experience to support businesses within the Region tackle the growing threat of cyber-crime and improve their levels of cyber security.
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