Paul Anderson, Deputy Chief Constable

Assistant Chief Constable Paul AndersonDeputy Chief Constable Paul Anderson has been a police officer for 30 years, starting his career in Tilbury, Essex. He has experience across the ranks, from community and investigative posts, through to specialist operations.

Paul transferred to Nottinghamshire Police as a Superintendent in 2008 as the Operations Commander for City North, developing skills and experience in organised crime, community cohesion and commander of specialist operations around firearms and public order.

He led performance and partnerships portfolio for Nottinghamshire county division where in 2014 he was promoted upon transfer to Police Scotland. There he undertook a corporate role, before being appointed Commander for Tayside Division, leading over 1,100 officers and staff across the region.

During 2018 he held the position of T/ACC East, leading operational policing for the East of Scotland, with additional responsibility for National Criminal Justice and was operational lead for several Specialist operations.

An experienced Gold Commander for Firearms, Public Order and CBRN and has accredited as a multi-agency Strategic Commander, where he has led a number of significant high profile policing operations.  He has previous experience at Silver and Bronze levels within these areas, with UK wide experience.

Paul became Deputy Chief Constable of Humberside Police in 2021 having previously served as the Assistant Chief Constable (Local Policing). As Deputy Chief Constable he will hold the portfolios for Professional Standards, Legal Services, Corporate Development, Corporate Communications, Governance, Performance & Digital Policing.

Paul is a graduate of London University Southbank with a Masters Degree in Sports Science and a diploma in applied psychology. Through the Chartered Management Institute Paul obtained the level 7 diploma in executive leadership.  Married with two children Paul is a keen and active sportsman and coach, with an interest in staff engagement and wellbeing.