Staffordshire Police new Assistant Chief Constable, Nick Adderley, has taken up his post.
Nick, who was born in Oldham, was appointed to the role in November and was formerly at Greater Manchester Police.
Following 11 years in the Royal Navy, Nick joined Cheshire Constabulary in 1992 and spent 18 years with the force where he rose to the rank of Superintendent. He transferred to Greater Manchester Police where he was posted to the South Manchester Division. During his time there he led and developed the Criminal Justice and Partnership Teams as well as taking on the professional lead for the Special Constabulary across Greater Manchester.
He was promoted to Chief Superintendent in August 2011 and took on command of Tameside Division and its 700 officers and staff.
In September 2013 he became the Territorial Commander of North Manchester Division, the largest within Greater Manchester, having over 1000 staff. The division includes the City Centre of Manchester and some of the most demanding areas of the force. The challenges of this division include significant gun and gang crime, high levels of serious sexual assault as well as violent crime and child sexual exploitation.
In March 2015, Nick completed the Strategic Command Course, the executive course designed to prepare candidates for the role of a Chief Officer within the police service.
On his appointment to Staffordshire Police Nick said: ” I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed to a force which is highly regarded nationally and one that overtly cares for its communities and its people. My ambition is to continue with the great work already underway across the force area and to bring new ideas to support our team and the community, in developing the approaches needed to ultimately make the county a safer place to live, visit and work, and one where criminals will never rest easy or act with impunity.”
Nick is married and has two children. He currently lives in Cheshire and in his spare time enjoys going to the gym, running and restoring classic cars.