Christos Mavris was born in 1959 in the now occupied village of Assia, in Ammochostos, where he resided with his family, until the Turkish invasion of 1974. Upon the completion of his military service he studied at the Democritus University of Thrace and obtained a degree in Law.
He joined the Cyprus Police Force in 1984 and completed the Training Course for Recruit Officers at the Police Training School, for which he was ranked first.
He has served at various Departments, Divisions, Branches and Services of Cyprus Police, including the Operations Branch of Police Headquarters, the Office of the Chief of Police and the Prosecution Office of Nicosia Police Division as a Public Prosecutor. He has also served as Officer in charge of the Prosecution Office at Police Headquarters and the Prosecution Branch of Nicosia Police Division. Furthermore, he has served at Nicosia Police Division as Officer in charge of the Town and Suburbs and as Assistant Divisional Commander. Additionally, he was Deputy Director at the Cyprus Police Academy, while from 2009 until March 2016 he was the Director of the Crime Combating Department, when he was promoted to rank of Assistant Chief of Police. Besides his police duties, from 2007 until 2009, he was also appointed as Acting Director of the Central Prisons.
From March 2016 up to December 2016 he served as Assistant Chief of Police for Education and Training and from December 2016 up to March 2018 as Assistant Chief of Police for Operations. Subsequently, he was Assistant Chief of Police for Administration until July 1st 2020, when he was appointed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus as Deputy Chief of Police.
He has passed the examinations set by the Legal Council of Cyprus and holds a Certificate from the Legal Studies Council, a Certificate in Crisis Management as well as a Certificate in Strategy. He also holds a degree from the National Security School of Greek Police, from which he graduated with a result of "Excellent".
Besides the above, he has attended various training programmes on a variety of subjects and has represented Cyprus Police at many seminars and conferences, in Cyprus as well as abroad.
He was also a member of the Anti-Crime Council for three consecutive terms and in 2016 he was appointed member of the Centre for Anti-Crime and Security Policy.
His vision is for the development of the Police into an organization that provides effective policing, so that there is a sense of security among citizens as well as trust and confidence in the institution of the Police.
Μr Mavris is married and has three children.