Assistant Chief Constable Andy Valentine is the All-Wales Assistant Chief Constable with responsibility for Counter Terrorism Police Wales, the TARIAN Southern Wales Regional Organised Crime Unit and the Police Collaboration Wales programme.
Born and raised in Cardiff, Andy joined South Wales Police as a Special Constable in 2000 and became a regular officer in 2003 after university. He has served in wide range of investigative, uniform and specialist operations roles across the force.
Andy has also held senior leadership roles in regional collaborations including Counter Terrorism Police Wales and the joint Digital Services Division - an innovative police technology collaboration involving South Wales and Heddlu Gwent Police.
ACC Valentine is Gold Public and Public Safety Commander, Specialist Strategic Firearms Commander and a Multi-Agency Strategic Commander (Wales Gold) and serves as a member of force and national cadres.
He has experience of commanding complex incidents, including the civil contingency response to the Coronavirus pandemic and serious flooding in Skewen, Neath in 2021. With a colleague, Andy also led the specialist firearm command for the 2021 G7 Conference in Carbis Bay whilst on mutual aid to Devon and Cornwall Police.
Andy has a first degree in history from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Graduate Certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia following his attendance at the FBI National Academy in 2010.
ACC Valentine is proud to serve communities across Wales in the country he continues to call home.