Assistant Chief Constable Chris Johnson joined West Midlands Police in 1991 starting out as a PC in Acocks Green. His 27 year career has seen him rise through the ranks before becoming assistant chief constable in April 2018. He is currently the Assistant Chief Constable for Operations with overall responsibility for Force Contact, Force Response, Operations and CMPG.
Prior to joining the Executive Team he was the neighbourhood commander for both Dudley and Birmingham. He was the senior officer for the Next Generation of Local Policing project, a key element of WMPs 2020 project that help transformed local policing across the force. In 2017 he led the multi-agency response to the major incident that was declared at the discovery of the largest unexploded munition found since the end of the war. His motivation for policing remains the same as when he joined, to protect those most vulnerable. As such he is proud to have led WMP approach to tackling hate crime, the delivery of service that recognises the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences and tackling violence through a multi-agency ‘public health’ model across Birmingham.
ACC Johnson is proud to be from the West Midlands and lives in the region with his wife, who is also a police officer, and three children.