Tim Forber joined South Yorkshire Police as Assistant Chief Constable in December 2016.
He has over 20 years operational experience in both uniform and detective roles, across three large metropolitan police forces.
Tim joined the Metropolitan Police in 1996 having studied law at university. His initial posting was to Richmond and Twickenham where he joined the CID in 1998. In 2000 he was promoted to Detective Sergeant at Peckham, followed by promotion to Detective Inspector at Lambeth in 2002. In 2004 he was promoted to DCI as the crime manager for North Lambeth based at Kennington.
In 2005 he was promoted to Detective Superintendent in West Yorkshire Police, where he worked as a Senior Investigating Officer on the force Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, based in Bradford. During this period he led a significant number of murder investigations and other major enquiries. In 2010 he was promoted to Chief Superintendent in Greater Manchester and spent the next three years as Divisional Commander for Oldham. He has also been the Divisional Commander at Bury, and worked as the business lead for a major force change programme.
Tim holds an MSc in Police Leadership and Management from the University of Leicester and an MBA with Distinction from Durham Business School. He is a Strategic Firearms Commander, a Gold Public Order Commander, and he attended the 2016 Strategic Command Course at the College of Policing.