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Assistant Chief Constable

Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper started his policing career with the Metropolitan Police Service, where he worked within both uniformed policing and CID.Steve transferred to Nottinghamshire Police in 2001 and was posted to Mansfield. He was promoted to Inspector in 2002, where he worked in a variety of posts including Response, Neighbourhoods and CID.

Steve was promoted to Superintendent in October 2007 and was responsible for leading operations in the City and then appointed as the Deputy Divisional Commander. During his time as a Superintendent, Steve commanded many of the large events that the city hosted, including the Diamond Jubilee visit by Her Majesty the Queen and the Old Market Square events for the Olympic Torch Relay.

In 2013, Steve was promoted to Chief Superintendent and Divisional Commander for the City of Nottingham. He remained there until 2016, when he was seconded to a regional project prior to attending the Strategic Command Course (SCC).Following his attendance at the SCC, in April 2017 Steve was selected to be the Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) responsible for leading the Change Programme.

Steve is now the Assistant Chief Constable for local policing, where he is responsible for Response, Neighbourhoods and CID in the City and the County, as well as the Control Room and custody suites.

Operationally, Steve is also a Strategic Commander for Firearms and Public Order.

In his free time, Steve likes running and generally keeping fit and tries to complete a few half marathons each year, as well as enjoying taking part with others in the annual East Midlands Tough Mudder.