Chief Inspector Sarah Shrubshall joined the Metropolitan Police where she completed her probation before transferring to Suffolk Constabulary. She has served a variety of roles in both uniform and CID, including family liaison officer during Operation Sumac where Steve Wright was later convicted of the murders of five women. Sarah successfully applied to join the HPDS scheme in 2010 and has now completed a Post Graduate Diploma in 'Police Leadership and Management', which included writing a dissertation entitled "the glass ceiling, myth or reality in 21st century policing". Since joining the scheme she has been promoted to the rank of Inspector and served in both uniform and CID roles. She only recently stood down from being Chair of the Suffolk Association of Women in Policing and remains an active member of their Executive Committee.