Meet the Deputy Chief
Constable of Hertfordshire Constabulary...
Alison joined Hertfordshire Constabulary in 1983 and has
held a wide variety of leadership positions across uniformed
operations, criminal investigation and child protection teams.
Alison was promoted to
Superintendent in 1998 and was Head of Corporate Development at
Police Headquarters for two years dealing with strategic planning,
performance and quality issues before becoming Divisional Commander
at St Albans in 1999. Alison held this post until June 2001 when
she was appointed Chief Superintendent and Area Commander for
Central area. During this time she was involved as a nationally
trained police negotiator in the Stansted hijacking and as a Silver
Commander at the Potters Bar Train Crash.
Alison was promoted to Assistant
Chief Constable in August 2011, where she was responsible for
Territorial Policing, Criminal Justice and Crime Reduction and
Community Safety as well as work streams to assist the force in
achieving performance targets and ensuring all force services meets
public needs and expectations.
Alison was promoted to Temporary
Deputy Chief Constable from January 2014 where she was responsible
for the Hertfordshire Corporate Services portfolio. This has
now gone back to DCC Andy Adams and from January 2015 Alison will
be the Director of Change for the 3 Force Alliance
(Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire) introducing a
change programme for greater collaboration in Operational and
Alongside her other functions
Alison has been responsible for commanding many high profile events
such as the Sonisphere Festival, GM Crops at Rothamsted and the
Bilderberg Conference. As the Leadership Champion within the
Constabulary she is committed to developing strong leaders and
promoting Employee Engagement. Alison is also the Executive lead
for Equalities, Ethics and Integrity and Corporate Health.
Alison also has National
responsibility for the National Policing Bail Management portfolio
under the Criminal Justice Business Area.
Alison is a graduate of Nottingham
University and was awarded the Queens Policing Medal in the 2014
Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list. Alison lives in North Hertfordshire
with her husband, son and daughter.