Elliot joined North Yorkshire Police in March 2022 after spending 16 years at Northamptonshire Police.
After seven years in the Royal Navy Elliot started his police career in Thames Valley Police in 1997. He served as a detective constable in Milton Keynes and on the National Crime Squad before transferring to Northamptonshire Police in 2006.
Elliot was promoted to detective sergeant in 2006, working in Corby CID and on several high-profile homicide cases before being promoted to detective inspector in 2008 and leading the Force Intelligence Bureau. In 2010, Elliot was involved in producing the first iteration of the National Decision Model for policing.
In 2012, Elliot was promoted to chief inspector and was responsible for the Force Control Room taking up a detective chief inspector role in 2014. He was the lead for violent crime and CID in the north of Northamptonshire, achieving promotion to detective superintendent, head of crime in 2015. Whilst in this role he was also the lead for wellbeing and worked as part of the national gender working group.
In 2018 Elliot became the lead for the Strategic Command Course at the College of Policing. Whilst in this role, he designed and implemented the national ‘Aspire’ course, providing a bespoke course for those who identify as belonging to groups underrepresented in senior policing.
Elliot returned to Northamptonshire Police at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 to take up the silver commander role throughout the outbreak and to take up the force lead for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.
In his spare time, Elliot is a keen musician, writing, recording and performing. He is married with three children.
Elliot was appointed Acting Chief Constable in December 2023.