Head of Specialist Crime Services

Since joining SYP in 1987, Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Martyn Bates' career has been spent in CID. Although his postings have all been in Sheffield, he has worked all over the Force on serious and organised crime operations and homicide investigations. 

He was a Force Senior Investigating Officer and Counter Terrorism lead between 2007 and 2010 before promotion to Detective Chief Superintendent in April 2010. He was appointed Regional Operations Commander working from Leeds.

He worked closely with the other three forces of the Yorkshire and Humber region and was tasked with establishing a number of new regional units including the Regional Organised Crime Unit and new operating premises based within West Yorkshire. 

T/ACC Bates has been involved in a number of strategic regional and national work streams including the regional Scientific Support collaboration and a successful bid for the region to pilot the national rollout of the Police e-Crime Unit (PeCU).

He has worked on covert operations in Holland, Latvia, Ireland and Northern Ireland and led investigations in Pakistan and Kashmir. More recently, he has worked on an operation with the FBI in London, Washington DC and Virginia.

DCS Bates has a degree and a Masters degree in Management and Police Science from the University of Portsmouth.

He took over as Head of Specialist Crime Services in September 2011.

Det Ch Supt Martyn Bates took on the role of Temporary/Assistant Chief Constable in early 2013.

His contact details are:

Email: Martyn.Bates@southyorks.pnn.police.uk

Tel: 0114 252 3320