Vanessa Jardine is our Deputy Chief Constable, and has been since June 2020. Before this, she joined us as an Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) in July 2019.
Vanessa is passionate about diversity and inclusivity, and is our lead. Nationally, she leads on LGBT+ issue, and is chair of the International Coordination Committee. She’s also supporting work about the issue of diversity in firearms units.
Before joining us, Vanessa worked for 25 years at Greater Manchester Police (GMP). While there, she became:
- a detective at every rank
- the head of Public Protection
- the force lead for domestic abuse, child protection and child sexual exploitation
- a superintendent in North Manchester
- a temporary ACC
In addition, she also has managed and delivered change programmes within GMP.
When not at work, Vanessa enjoys keeping fit. She regularly takes on challenges to support charities.