ACC Steve Barry, Sussex Police & NPCC

Steve-BarrySteve has been with Sussex Police since the start of his career in 1993. He has predominantly worked in uniform policing across all parts of Sussex and more recently has focused on specialist operational policing such as roads, firearms and public order. Steve was the national lead for collision investigation and road safety enforcement technology but has now taken on police pursuits. He is also national lead for police use of drones.

Steve obtained a post-graduate Master's degree in International Criminal Law from Sussex University in 2004. In his role as chief officer, he is responsible for specialist operations across Surrey and Sussex as well as contact management across Sussex. Steve enjoys cycling and country walks. He also enjoys visiting his family who live in France where he speaks French fluently. Steve is married, has three daughters and lives in East Sussex.