T/Assistant Chief Constable Tim Mairs

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Tim Mairs is responsible for the Operational Support Department.

Tim Mairs joined the PSNI in 2002. During his service, Tim has performed operational roles in North and West Belfast, South Armagh and in Crime Operations Department.  

Tim arrived in North & West Belfast in April 2008, where he worked as a Response Inspector and latterly as a Neighbourhood Inspector in the Whiterock and Lower Falls areas.

In October 2011, Tim became the first Head of Contact Management, forming a Central Branch to manage all initial contact with the community and the initial police response to requests for assistance. During this time, Tim was also responsible for the delivery of the Command and Control element of the Policing Operation in support of the G8 Conference in Fermanagh in 2013. This included the construction of a state-of-the-art control room.

In September 2015, Tim took over responsibility for the Policing with the Community Project, seeking to embed Policing with the Community into every aspect of the organisation. In January 2017, Tim became Head of Criminal Investigation Branch, overseeing the local CID Offices, Organised Crime and Economic Crime. As part of that role, he Co-Chaired the Cross-Border Joint Agency Task Force and worked with HMRC and NCA to create the Paramilitary Crime Task Force.

Tim is also an experienced Public Order Commander and has worked with the community in North and West Belfast over six years to plan and deliver policing operations in some of the most tense and volatile of circumstances. Tim was also a Public Order Commander during G8 in 2013 in Fermanagh and the NATO Conference in Wales in 2014.

Tim completed his Masters in Human Rights Law at Queen’s University in 2010 and was part of a Team which reviewed the EU Monitoring Mission in Georgia in 2011.

Tim is married with two young boys and is heavily involved in police sport, as former President of the PSNI Rugby Club, former Vice-Chairman of the Gaelic Athletic Association and Vice-Chairman of the Police Athletics Association.