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Bas Javid appointed new boss of Immigration Enforcement


Bas Javid most decorated police officer will join the Home Office later this year. One of the UK’s most senior police officers will be joining the Home Office to lead the efforts to tackle illegal migration. He is the brother of the Conservative former home secretary Sajid Javid.Sajid Javid assumed the position of home secretary from 2018 to 2019, and he, along with Bas Javid, is part of a family of five brothers born to a Pakistani father who worked as a bus driver. Despite their humble beginnings, they all achieved successful careers in diverse fields such as politics, business, property, and law enforcement

Bas Javid, currently Deputy Assistant Commissioner at the Metropolitan Police Service, will become Director General of Immigration Enforcement in November. Mr Javid will come to the Home Office following a 30 year career in policing, previously serving at Avon and Somerset Police, West Midlands Police and the Met.

As Director General of Immigration Enforcement, he will spearhead the operational response to immigration offending in the UK and build on the efforts already being made to tackle this problem. Immigration enforcement visits are at their highest since 2019 and are up by almost 50% on last year.

His team will work in conjunction with other law enforcement, including police and Border Force. His appointment was overseen by the Civil Service Commission which regulates senior civil service recruitment and followed a rigorous, fair and open competition.

Bas Javid, set to commence his role in November, will be responsible for managing the operational strategies addressing immigration offenses, while fostering collaboration with various law enforcement entities including the police and Border Force.

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