Chris retired from the police service in May 2010 having served 30 years. As a Police Search Advisor, he planned and managed large-scale searches for missing persons and bodies; offensive searches to recover evidence at major crime scenes and defensive searches to protect VIPs. During some searches he personally uncovered a number of live improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In this role, Chris worked operationally with British army units and umpired joint military and police exercises on detecting and making safe IEDs. Chris has been trained as a Search Coordinator at the Police National Search Centre, he was a qualified rope access supervisor, and has previously been trained to work in confined spaces.
Chris now works for a leading independent Insurance Broking firm as the company’s Risk Services Manager and Sport Broker; he assists clients managing risks linked to events, adventurous activities, motorsport and mass public events. Chris provides client support and guidance on risk assessment and event safety planning together with post incident response to review incidents and defend claims. Clients include major UK sporting organisations and Entertainment clients. More recently Chris has been appointed as an Associate Consultant to the Public Safety faculty at the Emergency Planning College (Cabinet Office).
Chris has passed the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health General Certificate (NEBOSH) obtaining a distinction and has passed his Event Safety Diploma at Derby University and the NEBOSH National Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).