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Richard is the Chief Constable of Cleveland Police having been appointed in April 2019.
He is originally from Carmarthenshire in west Wales and joined Dyfed Powys Police in 2000. Richard has worked in a variety of roles in uniform and CID as well as working as the head of the Professional Standards Department. He served in every rank up to (and including) Deputy Chief Constable at Dyfed Powys.
In 2010 CC Lewis gained a Fulbright Scholarship, a prestigious educational programme at Pennsylvania State University and New York Police Department, where he studied Taser use in the USA.
Richard also guest edited the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.