Deputy Chief Constable Louisa Rolfe's career in policing started in Avon and Somerset Police, where she rose from being a neighbourhood PC to becoming one of the country’s most senior female officers.
During her 25 year career with Avon and Somerset Police, she led on development of a Regional Organised Crime Unit and Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit in the South West, a two-force Major Crime Investigation Team, and a tri-force response to roads policing, firearms and dogs alongside Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Police forces.
She is also passionate about diversity and equality issues and, as Head of CID in Avon and Somerset, helped increase representation of women officers in top crime fighting posts.
DCC Rolfe joined West Midlands Police as Deputy Chief Constable in February 2016.
Her role with the force is to oversee the force’s WMP2020 change programme that features 33 individual projects designed to make the force more agile when fighting crime and more accessible to the public.
She led the UK police response to HMIC’s report Everyone’s Business – which focused on improving the response to domestic abuse survivors – urging forces to prioritise domestic abuse and securing substantial improvements across the service. She is also the National Police Chiefs Council lead for domestic abuse.
DCC Rolfe is married with two children.