Andy started his policing career in in 1996 at Thurrock spending 6 years as a shift constable
at Corringham and Grays.
On promotion to sergeant Andy was posted to Southend spending time as a shift supervisor, a
custody officer and then leading a pro-active team tackling local drug dealing, burglary and
Between 2006 and 2011 Andy was firstly a Detective Inspector working on a divisional CID team
before becoming District Commander for Rochford and then Southend leading local policing and
partnership working. Andy also spent an interesting year as the Staff Officer to a previous
On promotion to Superintendent in 2011, and then as Chief Superintendent in 2013, Andy was
the Local Policing Commander for the South and then the West Local Policing Area. With the
team he forged strong operational and data sharing links with three bordering Metropolitan
Police boroughs tackling cross border criminality and built lasting relationships with local
partners addressing community priorities.
Between 2014 and 2016 Andy led the Essex Police Strategic Change Team. He is also a senior
firearms and public order commander with experience of leading the policing response at music
festivals, protests and sporting events.
In early 2017 Andy successfully completed the Strategic Command Course and was promoted to
Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing and Public Protection.
Andy has a degree in Geography from Manchester University, where he split his time between
study, recreation and watching his favourite team - Manchester United.
Andy is married to Andrea and has a 15 year old daughter (Olivia) and a 9 year old son (Ben).
When he’s not performing his role as ‘taxi driver’ he enjoys playing cricket (increasingly
poorly), reading and walking.