Lee Berry
T/Chief Superintendent - Director, West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Partnership

Detective Chief Superintendent Lee Berry took the reins of the West Yorkshire Violence Reduction Partnership (VRP) as its new Director in August 2023. Using a pioneering public health approach, the VRP brings together organisations across local communities to tackle the underlying causes of serious violent crime. Lee has over 27 years of policing experience and was most recently a West Yorkshire Police Safeguarding and Crime Portfolio lead at Leeds. He has also co-ordinated the Force’s response to tackling violence against women and girls and in September 2023, won a national policing award for his leadership in addressing the issues. He is no stranger to combatting serious violence locally, having been the joint head of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit earlier in his career. Lee also holds a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge in Applied Criminology and Police Leadership and is an advocate of evidence based practice and innovation in policing and the public sector.