New ACC for North Wales Police

Chief Constable Carl Foulkes has announced the appointment of a new Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) for North Wales Police

Chief Constable Foulkes said, “I am delighted to appoint Chris Allsop to this crucial role and look forward to warmly welcoming him to North Wales. Chris has a wealth of experience in a range of policing roles and I have no doubt he will be a valuable asset to the Chief Officer team.”

Chris Allsop, who is currently a Chief Superintendent with Greater Manchester Police (GMP), was successfully selected following an appointment process. He said, “I’m really excited to be joining the team and working towards making North Wales the safest place in the United Kingdom.

“In the build-up to the recruitment process I had the privilege to meet so many dedicated, passionate and talented people who are focused on serving people in communities across North Wales. I am looking forward to working alongside them.

“I want to also say a big thank you to everybody at Greater Manchester Police who I have worked alongside over the last 22 years. I wish the organisation all the best for the future.”

Since starting his policing career with GMP in 2000 Chris has taken on a broad range of policing roles both in uniform and as a detective, ranging across local investigation, public protection, major crime and counter terrorism.

A strategic firearms, public order and multi-agency gold incident commander, Chris has experience managing large-scale events and critical incidents. He has undertaken a number of Local Policing command roles in some of the most diverse areas of Greater Manchester and has experience of leading in complex, dynamic and political environments to bring about long term change to help make communities safer.

Chris will take up his ACC post at North Wales Police in February.