Steve's policing career began with West Mercia Police in 1992. He performed a variety of uniform and detective roles, most notably as a Senior Investigating Officer, leading major and serious crime investigations before been promoted to the rank of Superintendent in 2006.
Steve has a depth of leadership experience within the Superintendent rank having commanded the North and South Worcestershire policing areas, as well as being the Force Crime Manager, Head of Protecting Vulnerable People and Head of Performance.
Steve has also worked on secondment within the West Midlands Police Force completing a strategic review of serious and organised crime and led the local policing change programme supporting the strategic alliance between the Warwickshire and West Mercia Police Forces.
Having been promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent in 2014, Steve led the Operational Support Directorate.
At the turn of 2016, Steve was promoted to Temporary Assistant Chief Constable responsible for Local Policing across both Forces. Later in 2016, Steve adopted the Protective Services Temporary Assistant Chief Constable role.
Having successfully passed Police National Assessment Centre and graduating from the Strategic Command Course in early 2017, Steve returned to West Mercia and Warwickshire Police as Head of Operations. Steve is a nationally accredited Strategic Firearms and Public Order Commander.
Steve became temporary Assistant Chief Constable within Avon and Somerset Police in September 2017 and substantially promoted as Assistant Chief Constable in May 2018.
He is responsible for Response, Neighbourhoods and Partnerships, as well leading on Citizens in Policing for the South West region.
Steve is passionate that we put the public first, work as a team and look after each other.