British Association for Women in Policing 

100 Years  100 Women - 2000 to Retired 

Colette Paul QPM

Chief Constable, Bedfordshire


Sue Sim (1986-2015)

Chief Constable, Northumbria Police 


Angela Wilson (1984-2015)    

Chief Superintendent, Police Scotland    

A giant within policing in Scotland, she has immense credibility due to her sound operational background and has been a trailblazer throughout her career


Barbara Wilding CBE, QPM  

(1970-2009) 

Chief Constable, South Wales

First female Chief Constable of South Wales 


Eugenie Brooks (1986-2014)  

Police Sergeant, Metropolitan Police Service

Organised motorcycle days for female officers for the MPS and for Surrey Police 


Carmel Napier QPM  (1983-2013)

Chief Constable, Gwent Police 


Gillian Spence (1977-2014)    

Police Constable, Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Longest serving female Authorised Firearms Officer    

Linda Smith (1978-2014)

Inspector, Civil Nuclear Constabulary

Thought to be the longest serving female police officer the UK has ever had


Cressida Dick (1983-2015)     

Assistant Chief Constable, Metropolitan Police Service First female Assistant Commissioner & Previous President of BAWP. Awarded the CBE in 2015


Della Cannings QPM (1975-2007)

Chief Constable, North Yorkshire 


Dame Elizabeth Neville          

Chief Constable, Wiltshire Police     

First female Chief Constable for Wiltshire and first police woman to be made a DAME (DBE)  


Ellie Bird     

Chief Superintendent, British Transport Police      

Previous Vice President of BAWP    


Heather Valentine

 T/Deputy Chief Constable, Hertfordshire Police 


Jane Townsley (1986 – 2013) 

Chief Inspector, British Transport Police

IAWP President 


Jackie Roberts (1983-2014)    

Chief Constable, Dyfed Powys Police

First female Chief Constable in Dyfed-Powys


Jan Berry (1973-2008)     

Inspector, Police Federation     

First female Polfed JBB chair 


Judith Gillespie (1982-2014) 

Deputy Chief Constable, Police Service Northern Ireland

The first female Assistant Chief Constable in the history of Northern Ireland policing in May 2004.  


Julia Hodson      (1982-2012)

Chief Constable, Nottinghamshire Police     

The first female Chief Officer for West Yorkshire Police


Julie Spence      (1978 – 2010)

Chief Constable, Cambridgeshire Constabulary  

Previous president of BAWP 


Katherine Govier (1982-2013)

Assistant Chief Constable, Bedfordshire Police

Awarded BAWP Lifetime achievement & QPM in 2013 


Liz Pettman (1977-2007) 

Superintendent, Suffolk Police

Keeping Equality and Diversity issues on the agenda for the past 40 years     


Mandy Chapman (1983-2013)

Police Constable, Metropolitan Police Service

A role model and trailblazer. Worked as one of the few female general purpose dog handlers and also as a specialised blood detection dog handler


Norma Graham   (1978-2013)

Chief Constable, Fife  

First female Chief Constable  appointed in Scotland     


Pauline Clare     

Chief Constable, Lancashire Constabulary    

First Female Chief Constable, appointed in 1995


Shirley Tulloch QPM

Retired Superintendent, Metropolitan Police Service


Shirley provided an outstanding contribution to the service, both internally and externally


Stephanie Morgan QPM        

Assistant Chief Constable, Leicestershire Police  

Awarded the QPM in 2015


Susan Thomson (1983-2014) 

Police Sergeant, Thames Valley Police  

The first female Public Order Instructor in TVP and became a specialist in teaching self-defence, riot tactics and evidence gathering.  


Suzanne Williams QPM

Police Officer, Metropolitan Police Service

First female head of Hostage unit New Scotland Yard 


Wilma Canning

Human Resources Equality & Diversity Adviser, Police Scotland      

Vital in developing Gender Agenda in Scotland


Yvonne Rhoden (1984-2014) 

Police Constable, Metropolitan Police Service

Instrumental in changing national and international policy in relation to domestic violence, honour based violence and female genital mutilation


Judy Davison

Commander, City of London Police

First President of BAWP


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