Counter Terror Expert Now Northants Top Cop

6 August 2018, 18:52 | Updated: 6 August 2018, 18:59

Nick Adderley Northants Police

A former Royal Navy officer and a qualified counter-terror Commander becomes the new head of Northants Police today.

Nick Adderley has also spent part of his career with Greater Manchester Police.

He replaces Simon Edens, who's retiring from service.

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Nick Adderley has been confirmed as the new Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police.

Upon his appointment Mr Adderley said:

"I am absolutely delighted to have been confirmed as the next Chief Constable for Northamptonshire Police and I would like to thank the Police and Crime Panel for their endorsement and support for my appointment.

Already I have been incredibly impressed by the determination and desire by the men and women of this force to make Northamptonshire safer and my primary role will be to lead and assist them to do this even better.

It is a privilege to lead such a proud and committed force and I look forward to the challenges ahead."


  • Nick joined the police service in 1992 following a successful career in the Royal Navy
  • As a serving police officer in Cheshire he performed most ranks and roles up to and including that of Superintendent
  • After a two-year spell working at the Home Office, Nick transferred to Greater Manchester Police and was soon promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent, taking command of the Tameside division followed by the City of Manchester division
  • In 2015, he successfully completed the Strategic Command Course and was promoted to Assistant Chief Constable in Staffordshire
  • Nick is the National Police Chief’s Council lead for disclosure and safeguarding as well as police motorcycling and the criminal use of motorcycles
  • He is a qualified counter-terrorism commander, strategic firearms commander and CBRN commander