Assistant police chief joins force

Northumbria Police has announced that Vanessa Jardine will be joining the force on secondment as Temporary Assistant Chief Constable. She is currently the Chief Superintendent with responsibility for Public Protection at Greater Manchester Police.

Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 1:23 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:23 pm
Northumbria Police's Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Vanessa Jardine

Vanessa will take up the role on November 28. She succeeds Jo Farrell who was appointed as Deputy Chief Constable for Durham Constabulary.

Having started her career at GMP in 1994, Vanessa has had a number of high profile roles, these include her work as a serious crime detective and more recently as Superintendent of the City of Manchester.

In her current role with responsibility for public protection Vanessa has led a force wide review of how GMP investigates major crime and public protection.

In her new role at Northumbria she will have responsibility for Response and Neighbourhood policing and the Communications department.

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Vanessa said: “I am really pleased to be joining Northumbria Police. The Force has a national reputation for the outstanding work that it carries out and I will continue to build on the work to deliver the best possible services to the residents of Northumbria.”

Steve Ashman, Chief Constable, said: “I am looking forward to welcoming Vanessa to Northumbria. She brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge and I am looking forward to working with her. Vanessa will assist us in delivering an exceptional service to our local communities.”

Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner, Vera Baird QC, said: “I would like to extend a warm welcome to Vanessa. Northumbria is a force known for its drive and ambition and I am confident, with the experience she brings, she will be a great asset to our leadership team.”