Deputy chief constable Suzette Davenport, Northamptonshire Police, has been appointed as the new ACPO lead for roads policing. DCC Davenport takes up her new post on Monday 7 November.
Originally from North Yorkshire, DCC Davenport started her policing career with West Mercia Police and has worked in a variety of roles across the Force over a 20-year period, culminating with the post of divisional commander for North Worcester.
After a short spell at the Home Office, in 2005 she was appointed assistant chief constable with Staffordshire Police and in May 2007 transferred to the West Midlands, where she led on intelligence and neighbourhood policing. She is also vice president of the British Association for Women in Policing.
DCC Davenport takes over from chief constable Phil Gormley, Norfolk Police, who has taken on the role of ACPO lead for uniformed operations.