Uniformed Policing

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Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney Olivia Pinkney is the Chair of the Uniformed Policing Professional Community of the College of Policing. Olivia successfully applied for the position which became vacant when the previous Chair, Helen King, retired from Policing.

Olivia is the Chief Constable of Hampshire a position that she took up in April last year. Olivia has identified policing priorities as protecting vulnerable people, reducing offending and making policing even more transparent. Olivia is the national lead for the Policing of Children and Young People and the national Chaplaincy lead for the police service.

Olivia is keen to play an active role in helping to shape the College of Policing's approach to supporting officers to do the best possible job in serving the public.

Olivia says "I am passionate about uniformed policing, believing it to be at the heart of a healthy society where individuals and communities flourish.
"I am interested in how the College can support front line staff and front line supervisors. It is the front line who provide the public with police services and who make difficult decisions about threat, harm and risk to ensure that members of the public are protected and safeguarded. I am also very interested in how we can better learn from mistakes and "near misses" to continuously improve as a service and policing professionals.

"I am a strong supporter of developing the wider workforce and am keen to see that the College provides to support to police staff, volunteers and Special Constables as well as police officers."

Olivia has previously been the deputy chief constable at Sussex Police and an assistant inspector of constabulary with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary. She has also previously served as assistant chief constable for Surrey and Sussex forces, and was the national lead for the police on tackling organised immigration crime including people trafficking. She began her career policing with Avon and Somerset Constabulary.

Outside of work, Olivia is a keen sports-watching mum, enthusiastically joins in with many sports, and plays the piano to a distinctly average standard at her local church.

Olivia was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in the 2016 New Year Honours list.

Olivia will be supported in her new role by Kerrin Wilson who is a Chief Supt from Durham.

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