Chris holds the rank of Inspector. He is passionate about restorative justice and believes firmly that every problem faced by society can be overcome by working in collaboration with others. Although he is an experienced leader of the Police emergency response teams, it is his passion for long term problem solving that has always pulled him towards community based policing. He currently leads seven Safer Neighbourhood teams, and a specialist police team tackling motor vehicle crime in East London, where he has made partnership and collaboration with the community the key tactic in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour while increasing community cohesion.
As a believer in Jesus Christ, Chris is naturally also passionate about Christianity and supporting Christians in the police service. In 2012 he became our ambassador at Tower Hamlets, and then at the end of the year was elected ‘Leader’ of the London Christian Police Family (LCPF). In 2016 he led a restructure to enable greater accountability to the members, and to update our constitution in line with latest best practice. The traditional ‘leader’ role wsa diveded into the new positions of Lead Ambassador (the main day to day executive role) and the Chairman of the trustees – who focusses on charity development, oversight, and leading the board of trustees. Chris currently holds the Chairman position.
Chris has led the way developing our One 2 One support and Counselling services, providing direct support to members of the police service who are struggling with the trauma that comes with the job.
Chris has been awarded MCMI accreditation by the Chartered Management Institute, and MInstLM accreditation by the Institute of Leadership and Management, and in 2015 became an elected Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.