WMP deputy takes on two national policing roles

Deputy Chief Constable Vanessa Jardine will lead on two national portfolios.

As well as being second in command at WMP, she now leads on LGBT+ issues and is chair of the International Coordination Committee for the National Police Chief’s Council.

Deputy Chief Constable Vanessa Jardine meets officers
Deputy Chief Constable Vanessa Jardine regularly meets officers and will represent their experiences in her new roles 

The NPCC brings police forces in the UK together to help policing coordinate operations, reform, improve and provide value for money.

They coordinate national and international policing operations in a world where criminals can target people on the other side of the globe.

From the West Midlands, Deputy Chief Constable Jardine will represent British policing around the globe to learn lessons from others or showcase the work of British officers and staff. Her aim is to strengthen global policing networks and increase cooperation to better target criminals, protect people and help police officers and staff be the best that they can be.

She will also work with others to make policing fairer, more representative and a service that lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and other people trust. Working alongside her – in addition to their day job - are six LGBT+ colleagues from West Midlands Police.

“West Midlands Police and the West Midlands more generally, already has a very strong reputation for global connectivity and for being inclusive,” said Deputy Chief Constable Jardine.

“I think that there’s lots we can showcase but also lots that we can learn, to make British policing even better.”

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