Assistant Chief Constable Chris Todd graduated as a Civil Engineer from the University of Birmingham in 1989 and having worked briefly in industry, joined the Police in Hong Kong in 1990. He worked in a number of roles there before specialising in counter narcotics and returning to join West Midlands Police in 1996.
He was later seconded to the National Crime Squad as a Sergeant before transferring to the Serious Organised Crime Agency and later the National Crime Agency through to the rank of Superintendent; leading multi-agency national and global investigations focused on serious organised crime.
He returned to West Midlands Police in 2014 on promotion to Chief Superintendent and commanded local policing units, the Intelligence Department, the Professional Standards Department and Counter Corruption. He was Temporary Assistant Chief Constable of Operations within West Midlands Police before attending the Strategic Command Course in 2021 after which he was appointed Assistant Chief Constable for the Police Service of Northern Ireland in March 2022.
He has a Masters degree from the University of Central Lancashire in Cybercrime Investigations. Having delivered the first data science capability for UK policing in West Midlands Police he was asked to take on the National Police Chief Council’s lead for Data Analytics and continues to hold that portfolio. He is also a Strategic Firearms Commander and Public Order Gold Commander.