Chris joined the force as Chief Constable in December 2020.
His previous role was head of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) and he has led on major crime investigations, tackling serious and organised crime, covert policing and counter terrorism.
In his time at EMSOU, the largest police collaboration in the UK, the unit saw an increase in operations completed, arrests made and convictions secured.
Chris was raised in Zambia and Botswana before returning to Yorkshire for secondary school. He has a degree and a Masters from Leicester University.
He joined Leicestershire Police in 1991 where he worked his way up from beat bobby to Detective Inspector through to Chief Superintendent.
He was the Gold Commander for Leicester City Football Club for several years, including the Premiership winning season, and spent three years with Interpol tackling drug trafficking across the globe.
In 2016 Mr Haward moved to Derbyshire Constabulary as Assistant Chief Constable and took over EMSOU in early 2018 in the rank of Deputy Chief Constable.