Chris Rowley M.St (Cantab) joined Humberside Police after a challenging and varied career with West Yorkshire Police which spanned some 25 years, predominantly focused around crime during his early years in the service. As a Detective Chief Inspector, he worked in many different roles across West Yorkshire until his promotion to District, where he successfully embedded a Predictive Policing model across the Force. He also conducted a full review of local policing in order to develop a resource allocation model, based on the need and demand of communities.
As Chief Superintendent, Chris merged three Headquarters departments to form the Force Performance Improvement Unit which included Legal Services, Media and Communications, Business Change and Performance in addition to a number of other units. He also worked as the Head of Crime for West Yorkshire Police and Head of the Regional Organised Crime Unit for the Yorkshire and Humber, incorporating the Regional Asset Recovery Team for the seven Forces of the North East.
Chris was asked to support the new Chief Constable of South Yorkshire police in 2016, where he held the role of T/ACC with portfolio responsibilities for Crime and Operations.
Chris was appointed as Deputy Chief Constable of Humberside Police in October 2017 where he now oversees a broad and challenging portfolio encompassing Corporate Development, Professional Standards, Performance, Information Management & Security, Strategic Change, Communications and Legal Services.