Prison Intelligence Officer
Tell us a bit about yourself
I am a 41-year-old, 6ft 1in tall mother of one. I work within HMP Chelmsford as a Prison Intelligence Officer.
My biggest achievement was saving a man’s life who had been repeatedly stabbed within the Prison in 2018 and also achieving my Detectives Accreditation.
My hobbies and interests include volunteering as a Brownie Leader, my Parish Safeguarding Officer and a First Holy Communion Catechist. I am also Chair of the Essex Branch of the Catholic Police Guild.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I have been in my role for 12 years. I love the variety, as I never know what I am going to walk into daily. I am involved with complex investigations, covering all aspects of police work and I am the adviser to the Prison Governor on police matters.
Were there any barriers to joining Essex Police?
I was the right height to join the Police, but I had been declined by another Force due to my age and lack of “life experience”. I became a Special Constable for that force and then joined Essex Police at the age of 19.
Why do you think it’s so important that our force values difference?
I believe the police force should represent the public it serves. As such, the public come in all shapes and sizes, all ethnic backgrounds, with disabilities and with and without faith.