British Association for Women in Policing

Carol Thomas 

Committee Member 





Carol joined Surrey Constabulary in 1984 and enjoyed a variety of roles before retiring in 2009 whilst working in the Diversity Directorate.  For nine years Carol was a Police Federation representative and led on Equalities matters for the JBB.  She was a founder member of Surrey’s Women’s Network.  In 2002 Carol received the IAWP Mentoring Award in Canberra, Australia.

After a break of 6 months Carol returned to Surrey Police as a staff member working as an Equalities and Human Rights Advisor.  In 2011she became the Tasking Co-ordinator for the Diversity Crimes Unit, a team that focusses on Honour Based Abuse, FGM and serial Hate Crime.

In October 2012 Carol and her partner relocated to the Purbeck hills in Dorset; and since December 2013 has been working for Dorset Police in the Duties Management Team.

Carol is the Equalities & Diversity Advisor for the IAWP, and in that capacity has had the opportunity to travel and widen her experience and knowledge of policing globally.

She lives with her partner and Tia the German Shepherd, and enjoys the countryside and spending time with family and friends.



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