A weekly feature on the lives and loves of people from our city. 

My day: I am normally in the office for 8am and my days usually consist of a series of meeting in one form or another. I regularly meet the Chief  Constable and his team to discuss performance, local authorities and community groups, Members of Parliament, members of the public and other interested parties. I am committed to being accessible and to this end I meet  a whole host of different people from  across the spectrum of Cheshire life and beyond, to ensure that I fully understand, and can respond to, the policing needs of this wonderful county.

Typically I work five days a week, 12 hours a day, although some days are  longer than this. I do try and protect my weekends, but sometimes I do get involved in community activities on a Saturday or Sunday.

Dress: I wear a suit and a smile. It’s slightly different to the Assistant Chief Constable uniform I wore before retiring from the police service 13 years ago.           

 

What is the favourite part of your job? Speaking to people from across the county, discussing policing issues, addressing concerns or alternatively talking about my role as Commissioner and how policing has changed with the introduction of Police & Crime Commissioners.

What is your least favourite part of your job? I detest wrestling with the budget cuts, which ultimately result in some loss of police officer and police staff posts. I get no pleasure out of making people redundant.

What would be your dream job if you weren't doing what you do now? As I’m approaching the later years of my life, I have to say being Commissioner is my dream job. However, if I was four decades younger, I would have to say helicopter pilot.

How do you relax when you are not working? I enjoy walking in the countryside with my wife. We regularly walk across Cheshire’s countryside and that of its neighbouring counties. It really helps to blow away the cobwebs. I also enjoy holidaying in Spain, which allows me to brush up on my Spanish vocabulary.

What is your favourite film? My most recent favourite has to be 12 Years a Slave.

What is your favourite book? Jack Reacher stories by Lee Child.

What is your favourite song? The Wind Beneath My Wings as it reflects the fact my success is due to all those around me who have given me  their support. I am also a big fan of military music.

If a film was made of your life, who would you like to play you? I don’t mean to be greedy, but I’d like three people to play me. Although slightly obvious, I’d like Brad Pitt to play me in my younger years, George Clooney the middle years, and now in my older years, as I’ve become portly, John Goodman.

Have you had your 15 minutes of fame? Since taking up this post I’ve had more than my 15 minutes of fame. The other evening at dinner I was approached by a lady who asked for my autograph. That’s not something that happens every day, but I do feel like I’ve made it!

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