During his 30+ year police career Theo van der Plas (1962) served in many different areas within the police organization. Since the transformation from regional to national Police in 2013, Theo served as Head of the Central Intelligence Division. In 2015 he became Deputy Chief Constable/Head of Operations of the Central Unit of the Netherlands Police. At that moment he was also national portfolio holder for Digitalizing and Cybercrime, of which he is now the national Programme Director Digitalizing and Cybercrime.