Michelle began her career in West Mercia Constabulary in 1992, transferring to Gwent Police in 1996 and has a wide range of experience across uniformed policing roles. Michelle was the force lead for Learning and Development and led a significant change programme improving the efficiency and effectiveness of training across Gwent Police.
Michelle is experienced in leading people through change including the transformation of local policing services as local policing commander and service improvement as the lead for the force communication suite. Armed policing has featured throughout her career. Michelle was the first female inspector to lead the forces armed response and firearms training unit and a key influencer in the project that led to the now successful joint firearms training unit with South Wales and Dyfed Powys Police.
Michelle is an experienced post incident manager (PIM) and the lead for PIM across the tri force firearms area. She is also a member of the College of Policing National Working party and supports the delivery of PIM training nationally. She is an experienced trainer, assessor, coach and mentor and the lead for Gwent Police Work Place Mentoring Scheme.
Michelle is passionate about health, fitness and wellbeing. She is a qualified fitness instructor and runs classes to support women’s fitness.