Temporary Deputy Chief Constable – Greater Manchester Police
Mabs is Temporary Deputy Chief Constable with Greater Manchester Police (GMP) with responsibility for Professional Standards, Corporate Communications and External Relations, and Performance Branches. He joined GMP as an Assistant Chief Constable in October 2018 and held the Serious Crime, Public Protection, and Forensic Services portfolio.
Prior to joining GMP, Mabs served with West Yorkshire Police for 22 years. Whilst working for West Yorkshire Police, Mabs served at every rank as a detective, including Detective Chief Inspector, investigating complex and serious crime. He has also worked in a variety of uniformed operational and strategic roles.
Mabs became temporary Leeds District Commander in 2015 where he led the amalgamation of three Basic Command Units front line, neighbourhood policing and crime functions, a change project unprecedented in size and complexity. The following year, Mabs was promoted to Chief Superintendent as District Commander for Wakefield.
Mabs is passionate about improving opportunities for others and volunteers his time to a number of charitable causes. Driven to improve opportunities for those less fortunate, he began volunteering in 2010 as a mentor for Mosaic, a charity founded by HRH Prince of Wales. He innovatively created a prison mentoring programme for Mosaic which sees volunteers mentoring Muslim prisoners.
Mabs is a Strategic and Specialist Firearms Commander and a Gold Public Order Commander. He also holds the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) portfolio lead for Group Based CSE and also chairs the NPCC Forum for Senior BME leaders. Mabs was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018 for his services to charity and policing.