Assistant Chief Constable David Hartley joined South Yorkshire Police in 1991 and has spent all his service with the Force.
Before joining SYP, David studied for four years at university, including one year in industry with British Coal and graduated with a computing and operational research degree.
David's first posting was to West Bar Police Station where he spent six years as a uniformed officer on the streets of Sheffield. Promotion followed in 1997 to Main Street, Rotherham, and he progressed through the roles of Chief Constable’s staff officer, Inspector in Wombwell in 2001, Chief Inspector as Head of Specialist Community Engagement in Community Safety, before becoming Operations Superintendent in Barnsley in 2008 and then Chief Superintendent and District Commander for Sheffield in 2011. David was appointed to Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing in 2017.
David held specialist roles as a Force Hostage and Crisis Negotiator and currently holds the specialist roles of Public Order and Multi-agency Gold and Specialist Strategic Firearms Commander.
He is married with two daughters and a son, all in their early 20's, and has lived in South Yorkshire all his life. His interests outside of work revolve around wild places and nature; and when not in the wilds supporting Leeds United, he is watching rugby union, fishing, clay shooting and training his wayward labradors.
David says: "I am incredibly privileged to be part of the senior leadership group in the force I have served my entire career. South Yorkshire Police – its police officers and police staff epitomise everything that is great about the British Police Service - faithfully serving the public, getting in harm’s way to protect them, and relentlessly pursuing those that prey on others. I am committed to working with my colleagues to make South Yorkshire Police fit for tomorrow’s challenges and the best it can possibly be. I am proud to be part of this team."