South Yorkshire Police's DCC Bob Dyson retires after 36 years serving the county
One of South Yorkshire Police’s longest serving officers Bob Dyson is retiring on Friday, 12 October, after 36 years in the Force.
Deputy Chief Constable Bob Dyson began his career in South Yorkshire Police in 1976, when he was 19-years-old, as a police constable.
Spending time as an officer in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, Bob worked as a traffic officer, and was part of both the firearms and drugs teams. In 2000, he became Chief Superintendent and in 2003, joined the Senior Command Team as an Assistant Chief Constable. Four years later Bob was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable.
In 2010, the new Force training facility Robert Dyson House was named after him in recognition of his long-standing service to SYP. In 2011, he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal as further acknowledgement of his achievements and his contribution to policing.
Bob is the first officer to join SYP as a constable and go on to become a member of the Force Command Team.
Speaking about his lengthy career, Bob said: “I genuinely care about providing the best service for the public of South Yorkshire. From the little things I’ve been involved in right through to the big arrests, I still find it very rewarding and shall miss it all.”