Awarded Queen's Police Medal and CBE
TIM Hollis joined the Metropolitan Police back in 1977 after studying at Bristol University.
He also served in the Parachute Regiment for around three years.
He went on to serve in Sussex Police and as a chief officer in South Yorkshire Police, during which time he also held national responsibilities for public order policing.
In 2002 he moved to Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary prior to becoming Chief Constable of Humberside Police in 2005.
He leads nationally on drugs and is one of the Vice Presidents of Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
He was awarded the Queen's Police Medal (QPM) in January 2000 and CBE in January 2010.