Chief Constable Darren Martland

Darren started his policing career in 1990, having graduated from Sheffield University. The initial part of his career was spent in the Knowsley area where he completed a number of uniform and CID postings.

In 1999 he joined Cheshire Constabulary where he worked in a number of areas, in mainly uniform operational roles in Halton and Macclesfield. He was later posted to the Eastern Area as the uniform Chief Inspector.

Following his spell in Cheshire, he returned to Merseyside Police in 2006, on promotion to the rank of Superintendent and was posted to Wirral. He was posted to Knowsley BCU as the Area Commander in 2009 and dealt with a number of operational incidents and qualified as Public Order and Firearms Commander.

He successfully completed the Strategic Command Course in 2013 and performed the role of Assistant Chief Constable on a temporary basis in a number of portfolios in Merseyside Police.

He transferred to Cumbria Constabulary in June 2015 as the Assistant Chief Constable, where he was responsible for all aspects of operational policing. After 18 months with Cumbria Constabulary he returned to Cheshire Constabulary at the start of 2017 as Assistant Chief Constable and took on the role of Acting Deputy Chief Constable later in the year.