Steven John Rounds was born in Walsall in 1965 and is very proud of the fact that he has never had what he describes as a 'proper job'.
He joined West Midlands Police in 1984 after completing his A Level studies at Walsall Technical College and quickly developed his interest in commercial vehicles into a full time role, becoming one of the UK's few true police commercial vehicle practitioners.
During September 2009, whilst filming the ITV fly on the wall series Police, Camera, Action with Gethin Jones, Steve used an articulated tractor unit on patrol for the first time in order to enforce seatbelt legislation. This led to further TV work the following year, this time for the BBC on the hit show Motorway Cops and a regular guest slot on BBC Radio 5 Live.
On 28th October 2014, Steve finally hung up his handcuffs and retired from the police service stepping straight into the role of column writer for Truck & Driver Magazine where he was introduced to the readership as "the one you don't love to hate" by the editor, Colin Barnett - what could he mean?
With a vast knowledge of the commercial vehicle industry from both sides of the 'fence' and an easy presentation style, Steve is the ideal choice for presenting corporate videos, hosting corporate events or providing a few witty words on paper for publication.
Recently described by the editor of Truck & Driver Magazine as "..one of the country's highest-profile police constables, thanks to his appearances on reality TV", Steve is now writing a quarterly column in Truck & Driver Magazine based on his experiences of commercial vehicle policing across three decades. Read Steve's T&D columns