The Chief Constable of West Midlands Police is to give a
guest lecture at the University of Wolverhampton.
Chris Sims will talk about the role of the Chief Constable in
the 21st Century at a free public lecture on Wednesday, 17 February
The event at 6pm has been organised by Politics Course Leader
Mike Cunningham. He said: “It is a pleasure to welcome the Chief
Constable to Wolverhampton. Policing is an issue which affects us
all and Mr Sims' thoughts and insights will be of interest not only
to the University community but the people of Wolverhampton in
The lecture will take place in MC001 at Wolverhampton City
Mr Sims took up the role of Chief Constable of West Midlands
Police on June 1 2009.
He began his policing career in 1980 with the Metropolitan
Police force, rising to the rank of chief inspector.
He moved to Staffordshire Police in 1994 on promotion to
superintendent. He worked in the professional standards unit,
helped establish the performance development team, worked in CID at
headquarters and spent a short time as divisional commander at
Wombourne before taking up the role of divisional commander at
He left Staffordshire in March 1999 to take up the role of
Assistant Chief Constable for West Midlands Police. Mr Sims was
later appointed Deputy Chief Constable – a post he held for three
years. During his time with West Midlands Police, Mr Sims was
seconded to Nottinghamshire Police to act as a strategic
Before taking up his previous role as Chief Constable of
Staffordshire in September 2007, Mr Sims was the Deputy Chief
Executive and Director of Policing Policy and Practice at the
National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) based in London. He was
responsible for research and evaluation, doctrine development and
implementation and portfolio management.
A graduate of St Peter’s College, Oxford, Mr Sims also achieved
an MBA from Warwick University.
The University welcomed Sir Ian Blair, former Commissioner of
the Metropolitan Police, for a guest lecture earlier this
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Date Issued: Friday, 12 February 2010
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