I am extremely proud to be the Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police, a force which prides itself on delivering the highest possible standard of service to you.
As Chief Constable, leading a hardworking, dedicated police family of officers, staff and volunteers, my focus is on always driving our performance and development to make Nottinghamshire the best police force in England and Wales.
Before joining Nottinghamshire Police, I was Temporary Chief Constable at Leicestershire Police where I had also been Deputy Chief Constable and Assistant Chief Constable.
In June 2010, I came here as Deputy Chief Constable and became Chief Constable in August 2012.
Having previously been the national lead for forensics I am extremely passionate about this area of policing work. I hold responsibility for developing forensics services across the East Midlands - something that is a key part of my national criminal justice portfolio.
Within this portfolio, I lead on developing national best practice in a range of different sections of the criminal justice system, including how the bail process works, custody provisions and services, the integrated offender management system, how we can better resolve cases out of court and the introduction of virtual courts.
My adopted Chief Constable's charity for 2015 is Crimestoppers, an independent charity founded by Lord Ashcroft in 1988, which provides an anonymous point of contact for those with information about crime.
We already work with Crimestoppers whenever we appeal for the public’s help in solving a crime, and this year I want to help make stronger communication connections between the public, the police and Crimestoppers in order to solve more crimes and, in turn, protect more people.
By raising money for Crimestoppers I hope that we can support them in empowering people and communities to do something about crime, to achieve reductions in criminality and to reduce the fear of crime among communities.
In the little spare time I have, I'm a keen rugby fan and honoured to be the Nottinghamshire Police Rugby Club President. I also enjoy spending quality time with my wife and three children.