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.
I am a firm believer in doing everything we can to prevent vulnerable people from becoming involved in crime. My adopted Chief Constable's charity for 2014 is Turning Point, a project which provides support and care to people with drug or alcohol problems and others in need of care.
The support and guidance that Turning Point gives to people nationally as well as locally is absolutely essential in the fight to improve lives and communities.
The charity has been working for nearly 50 years to provide support and care via a number of services to people with drug or alcohol problems, mental health issues, learning disabilities and for people looking for support to gain employment.
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.