Deputy Chief Constable Vanessa Jardine
National Police Chiefs Council Lead for LBGTQ+
About Deputy Chief Constable Vanessa Jardine
Vanessa Jardine is the Deputy Chief Constable with West Midlands Police. She joined the Executive team in July 2019 as an Assistant Chief Constable for Local Policing before successfully securing the position of Deputy Chief Constable in June 2020.
Vanessa is passionate about diversity and inclusivity and is the lead for West Midlands Police. Nationally, she leads on LGBT+ issue, and is chair of the International Coordination Committee. She is also supporting work about the issue of diversity in firearms units.
Her career started in Greater Manchester Police where she worked for 25 years, reaching the position of temporary Assistant Chief Constable with responsibility for Public Contact and Specialist Operations. She has been a detective at every rank and has extensive experience of managing and delivering force change programmes. She previously held the position of head of Public Protection, which included responsibility for the Public Protection investigation units and force lead for domestic abuse, child protection and child sexual exploitation. Prior to this Vanessa was a superintendent on the North Manchester division with responsible for neighbourhood policing.
Outside of work Vanessa enjoys keeping fit and regularly takes on challenges to support charities.
Superintendent Paul Court
LGBT Reserve for the National Executive Committee of the Police Superintendents' Association
About Superintendent Paul Court
I’m Paul Court from the Metropolitan Police Service and I currently hold the LGBT reserve seat on the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Police Superintendents’ Association. The NEC is the association’s policy-making body and represents the membership at a national level.
I have 15 years policing experience in both Merseyside Police and the Metropolitan Police Service.
In my day job I work within the Directorate of Professional Standards but hold responsibilities as a Public Order Commander, CBRN Commander and Hostage and Crisis Negotiator.