A former Chief Superintendent with Greater Manchester Police, Deputy Chief Constable Andy Holt joined South Yorkshire Police in 2006 as Assistant Chief Constable.
Mr Holt's portfolio includes:
- Corporate Services
- Corporate Communications
- Professional Standards Department (PSD)
- Force Performance
- Force Change Programme
- External Enquiries Team (Hillsborough, Child Sexual Exploitation, Orgreave)
Mr Holt is also the ACPO national lead on police pursuits.
Prior to joining the Police Service he served as an officer in HM Royal Marines and saw active service in both Northern Ireland and the Falklands. On leaving the Royal Marines in 1982 he set up a business in Stockport before joining Greater Manchester Police in 1986.
During his 20 years service in GMP he completed a BA (Hons) at Manchester Metropolitan University and went on to command a Subdivision in Moss Side, Manchester. In 2003 he was promoted to Chief Superintendent and subsequently commanded both the Bury and Trafford Divisions of GMP. Whilst working as the Commander of Manchester's Trafford division he was the police Commander at Manchester United's Old Trafford football ground for many premiership and England international fixtures.
On joining South Yorkshire Police he has been the ACC responsible for both Specialist Operations and Territorial Operations before assuming the role of Deputy Chief Constable in March 2013.