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  


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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