Chris Nelson
Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire
01452 754348

Chris was elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Gloucestershire in May 2021.

After growing up in Leeds, Chris joined the army at 18, attending Sandhurst. He retired as a full Colonel, having played his part defending democracy in the First Gulf War and protecting the vulnerable on the streets of Northern Ireland. Following his service, he had a career in business, helping to provide excellent training facilities to police forces around the world; before becoming a Borough Councillor in Cheltenham and Parish Council Chairman.

As PCC for Gloucestershire, Chris wants to introduce a zero-tolerance policy on anti-social behaviour; secure funding for 200 new officers for the county, address scam calls, and improve Gloucestershire Constabulary’s 101 service.

Chris lives in Cheltenham with his wife, Emma. He has four children and is a keen tennis player.


Gloucestershire Police & Crime Prevention Plan V1.1.pdf