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Amanda joined West Mercia Police in 1992 and throughout her career has held various posts. She spent the first 11 years of her service gaining an invaluable amount of experience and knowledge across a variety of roles as a police constable.
In 2003 she was promoted to sergeant and, since then, across a number of ranks, has led teams in delivering critical services to communities. She has held the responsibility for intelligence and proactive functions and has been a Senior Investigating Officer as part of the Force Serious and Organised Crime Unit. In 2008, seconded to the West Midlands Regional Intelligence Unit, she led the development of the critical processes around identifying and disrupting Organised Crime Groups. In addition she has led the delivery of policing operations on a local level as a Local Policing Area Commander. She has also held the roles of Head of Public Protection and Head of Operational Support for West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police. She has been a Tactical Firearms Commander and a Specialist Strategic Firearms Commander.
Amanda is a Bachelors of Science with Honours in Crime and Criminology.
Amanda was appointed as Deputy Chief Constable for Gwent Police in 2019 having previously been Deputy Chief Constable in West Mercia Police.
Amanda started as Chief Constable for North Wales Police on Monday the 31st October 2022 . She has overall responsibility for the direction and control of the Force.
She has national portfolio responsibilities for;