Senior Women in
Policing Conference 2019
Change – Culture – Collaboration – Conversation
Thanks for coming!
Head of Professional Standards for Warwickshire & West Mercia Police
Helena took up the post as Head of Professional Standards for Warwickshire & West Mercia Police in April 2017. Her previous experience includes performing the role of Head of policing for North Worcestershire, and as Staff Officer to the West Mercia Chief Constable, national lead for PSD matters. She has worked in Safer Neighbourhood policing, operational policing, CID, family protection, custody, as a firearms commander and was previously complaints and misconduct Chief Inspector in West Mercia Police.
Prior to joining the police, Helen is the proud owner of a degree in Ecology and a masters in Forestry in Poland.
Chief Inspector at West Midlands Police / Chair of the SWIP Conference Committee
Yvonne has been a police officer with West Midlands for 23 years, and currently works as DCI in their Professional Standards team. She also leads the Women in Policing Association in West Midlands and is proud to chair the committee organising this amazing conference.
On your own or as part of a team?
“Part of a team… a great team who are prepared to let me have lots of mad ideas!!! And then bring me back down to reality, but hopefully one that is slightly brighter and cheerier than it was before!”
Supt at HMICFRS
Sarah is a West Mercia Officer who is currently on secondment to HMICFRS. She is a passionate advocate for a life of substance and joined the job to champion equality and empowerment! Sarah loves sailing, festivals, rugby and the Foo Fighters. Her motto? Hell yeah!
Police culture – good or bad in one sentence?
“Our culture is outstanding and I am so proud to belong to the bedrock of society!”
DCI from Staffordshire Police at Regional Organised Crime Unit
Amanda is currently on secondment from Staffordshire Police to the Regional Organised Crime Unit.
How important is culture to get things done?
“It is not so much about how important it is, but about understanding how to navigate it and influence it to help make the changes. Having a positive impact along the way. I try to be a role model, support the staff associations, support positive change.”
Chief of Staff at West Midlands Police
Keiley is Chief of Staff at West Midlands Police, where she has worked for 15 years. Formerly head of news and social media for the force and now driving the force’s focus on employee engagement, she has taken the lead on marketing and communications for conference. Keiley lists holidays and cheese as her interests!!
Twist or Stick?
“Definitely a twist… with this conference we are working incredibly hard to make it truly different. To make it more agile, more thought provoking and to give everyone really positive ideas and conversations to take back to their own forces.”
Volunteer on the regional committee
Claire is a volunteer on the regional committee. Having spent 12 years working with the Police Service in my role as Head of Police Service Engagement at Police Mutual, Claire decided to take redundancy and have a gap year!
She remains deeply committed to the Police Service and the men and women who work within it and feels very proud to be supporting SWIP19 in a voluntary capacity, working alongside this hugely talented group of officers and staff.
Asking questions or answering questions?
“Asking questions – you learn so much about people!”
Personal Assistant at West Midlands Police
Jayne has been a PA at West Midlands Police for 12 years, and is proud to be able to support her operational colleagues. The dark art of diary magic is a particular speciality!
Where is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Anywhere by the coast, to watch the waves is so relaxing!
Head of Knowledge and Information Management at West Mercia Police
Elaine is Head of Knowledge and Information Management for Warwickshire and West Mercia Police. She has worked for the police for over 20 years as a Police Staff member starting off her career in the Estates Department then moving to a Support Services/Business Management role two years later.
In April 2018 Elaine was appointed as the Head of Knowledge and Information Management which is completely different from the work she has previously done. She is thoroughly enjoying the change in career path and the challenges that comes with any new role.
What changes would you like to drive in the next year?
“Professionally I would like to ensure that our workforce understand that information is one of our key assets and treat it as such.”
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Tracy is the Collaboration and CPD Co-ordinator at West Midlands Police, where she has worked for 13 years. Her work involves supporting colleagues to realise their own skills and abilities and to reach their potential. Tracy is honoured to be involved in such an exciting project!
Truth or dare?
“Always Truth. But for me it’s not what you say it’s how you say it that matters so always be kind”