Αndreas Kousioumis was born on 30/11/1961 at the village of Trikomo in Ammochostos District, where he lived with his family until the 1974 invasion of Cyprus by Turkish troops. He completed his military service between 1979-1981 serving as an Officer in the Commando Unit.
In August 1983 he joined the Police as a Special Constable, while on 01.01.1984 he was recruited as a Constable. During the same year, he also attended the Basic Training Course for Police Constables, achieving the highest score in his cohort. Three years later in 1987, he completed the Confirmation Course of his training, achieving again first place in his cohort.
In July 1990, after participating in the competition for Best Police Officer of the Year, he was ranked first and was awarded the Police Cup. Following his promotion to the rank of Sergeant in October of the same year, he served at the Mobile Immediate Action Unit, the Aliens and Immigration Service and at the Criminal Investigation Department. In January 1997 he was promoted to the rank of Inspector, serving at the Crime Prevention Unit, the Criminal Investigation Department, the Drug Law Enforcement Unit and at the Cyprus Police Academy. Subsequently, in July 2002 he was promoted to the rank of Chief Inspector, in August 2004 to the rank of Superintendent B, in November 2005 to the rank of Superintendent A and in January 2007 to the rank of Chief Superintendent.
Among other positions, he has served as Director of the Central Intelligence Service, as Limassol Divisional Police Commander for a number of years, as Director of the newly established Professional Inspection and Control Standards Directorate and as Paphos Divisional Police Commander. On 26.08.2016, he was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of Police.
Moreover, has completed courses at the FBI National Academy and at the National Security School of Greece, achieving a grade of ‘Excellent’ for both. He has also attended numerous seminars and training programmes on a variety of subjects and has represented the Cyprus Police at various conferences, both in Cyprus, as well as abroad.
His vision is for the Cyprus Police to develop into an effective organisation that will command the respect and trust of the public, instill a sense of sense of security and safety among citizens and simultaneously ensure fairness and equality for all.
Mr Kousioumis is married and has five children.