Max Sahota is an Assistant Chief Constable with South Yorkshire Police. After completing his university studies in 1987, he joined Warwickshire Police.
He was promoted to superintendent with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in London where he worked on the national reassurance agenda and tackling bureaucracy.
Max returned to force as an operational Superintendent. In this role, he was responsible for implementation of the National Intelligence Model and operational command of firearms and public order functions. He was later appointed the force Citizen Focus Programme Director.
He gained promotion to Chief Superintendent with West Midlands Police, maintaining his interest in firearms and public order command. He also led force operations to tackle organised crime groups involved in the use of firearms and drugs markets, an approach that won a number of national awards.
He was selected as BCU Commander for Coventry where he worked with partner agencies to introduce Neighbourhood Management.
In 2008, he was promoted to Assistant Chief Constable with South Yorkshire Police, including responsibility for Specialist Crime, Counter Terrorism and Operations. He also leads on the centralised Force Communications Centre, which receives 1.6 million calls per year.
More recently, Max was appointed Programme Director for crime collaboration in the Yorkshire and Humber region, tackling cross border serious and organised crime.
He is an Advanced Public Order and Firearms Gold Commander. He holds a degree in Chemistry, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and a Diploma in Management. He has also been recognised as a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Mr Sahota's portfolio includes:
Customer access is also seen as an important aspect of Mr Sahota portfolio.