Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney joined our Police Conference Steering Committee in 2019, and in June of the same year she took up the role of Chair, after Dame Sara Thornton QPM, now the UK's Independent Anti Slavery Commissioner, stepped down.
Olivia joined Hampshire Constabulary in April 2016. She is responsible for ensuring that policing services meet the public need, and in doing so delivers the requirements outlined in the local Police and Crime Plan and National Policing vision.
Olivia was recently appointed Chair of the Committee for Local Policing, by the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), having previously been the national policing lead for Children and Young People, Chair of the UK Women Chief Officers’ Network, and the national chaplaincy lead for the police service.
In her former role as Deputy Chief Constable at Sussex Police it was her responsibility to deliver the operational plan for the Chief Constable, balancing the needs of local communities and working with other agencies and forces to meet the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan.
Prior to this she was an Assistant Inspector of Constabulary with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, independently reporting upon the effectiveness and efficiency of all police forces in England and Wales. She has 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.
Olivia was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2016 New Year Honours list.