Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Ryan Henderson
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Ryan Henderson

Temporary/Assistant Chief Constable Ryan Henderson is responsible for the Justice Department, encompassing Legacy and Disclosure Branch, Criminal Justice Branch, Contact Management, Custody Policy and Justice Healthcare. 

Ryan began his career in policing with the Derbyshire Constabulary in February 1997 before returning ‘home’ to join the Police Service of Northern Ireland in 2007.  

He has served in senior leadership roles within Public Protection, Community Safety and Local Policing as well as having worked as Staff Officer to the Chief Constable.  His most recent operational command was as Area Commander for Derry City & Strabane.  

Ryan also spent a year seconded to the NI Executive Department of Justice to support the development of cross-departmental community safety structures and the development of Multi Agency Support Hubs across Northern Ireland.

He is an experienced Public Order Commander and a Multi-Agency CBRN Commander.  

Until recently, Ryan was a member of the Superintendents Association Executive and acted as a Trustee of the Police Retraining and Rehabilitation Trust in Northern Ireland and for the national Police Treatment Centres.

Ryan is a Law graduate and holds a Masters Degree in Criminology.  He has co-authored published articles on police use of Body Worn Video.