Nick Adderley

 Nick Adderley was appointed Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police on 6th August 2018. 

Nick joined the police service in 1992 following a successful career in the Royal Navy. 

As a serving officer in Cheshire he performed most ranks and roles up to and including that of Superintendent. 

He then took a break from the Police Service but continued public sector work in the Home Office for two years, supporting forces improving their performance and assisting the Home Secretary with service delivery and creating safer communities. 

Nick later joined Greater Manchester Police (GMP). Within GMP, he was promoted to Chief Superintendent in August 2011, taking command of the Tameside division just over a year after he returned to policing. 

In September 2013, he became the Territorial Commander of the North Manchester Division; having over 1400 officers covering the City of Manchester, Cheetham Hill, Blackley, Newton Heath, Moston and surrounding areas. 

In 2015, he successfully completed the Strategic Command Course and was promoted to Assistant Chief Constable in Staffordshire having responsibility for Local Policing, Specialist Operations and Vulnerability, before being appointed as Chief Constable of Northamptonshire. 

Nick is an accredited Counter Terrorism Commander as well as a Gold Commander for CBRNE and Public Order. He is Specialist Strategic Firearms Commander and holds advanced driving authorities for both cars and motorcycles. 

Nick is responsible for three National Police Chief’s Council (NPCC) portfolios. He is the national lead for Disclosure and Safeguarding, Police and Fire Collaboration and Police Motorcycling and the criminal use of Motorcycles. 

Nick is passionate about officer safety and in 2019 was the first Chief Constable to make a commitment to allow all front-line officers to carry a taser, making Northamptonshire the first force to achieve this in 2021.