Nick joined Norfolk Constabulary in September 1992. Starting his career in King’s Lynn he spent time in Criminal Investigation Department, as well as uniform roles on patrol and within custody.
Promotion to sergeant saw him complete postings within the Control Room and Corporate Support before moving back to the west of the county taking up a Local Inspector’s role at Downham Market. This was at a time when rural policing was at its height in the advent of the Tony Martin Case which at the time had huge national media interest. Nick worked closely with Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire police forces in the pioneering Fens Project which looked at cross border policing.
A Detective Inspector’s role in Norwich City took Nick back to Central Area Basic Command Unit where he progressed to Chief inspector with responsibility for four uniform policing sectors, Roads Policing, Special constabulary and Custody. Nick led the integration of Livescan within the Custody Blocks at Norwich, the first in the county.
In 2004 Nick was promoted to Superintendent having responsibility for Operations within the Western Basic Command Unit. In 2008 he was moved back to Norwich to oversee the Norwich District and in 2010 he was the Head of CID as a Detective Superintendent.
Nick was promoted to Temporary Chief Superintendent in December 2011 to head the County Policing Command with responsibility for the whole of uniform operations across Norfolk; this includes local Safer Neighbourhood Teams, Response Officers, Community Safety, CID and Contact and Control Room. The Command was the largest in the force with some 1000 police officers and 500 police staff. In April 2013 a structural change within Local Policing realigned Community Safety and the Contact and Control Room under a new command of Vulnerability, Partnerships and CCR. In March 2013, Nick was substantively promoted within the CPC.
In June 2013 Nick took on the role of Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing and in May 2016 was promoted to the substantive rank of Assistant Chief Constable. Nick took on the role of Temporary Deputy Chief Constable in October 2016 and was promoted to the substantive rank of Deputy Chief Constable in February 2017.
Nick was promoted to Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Constabulary in September 2018
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