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Sue Sim

Chief Constable Sue Sim

Chief Constable

Sue Sim joined Northumbria Police in 2004 and is the Chief Constable.

Mrs Sim moved to Northumbria after 19 years with Merseyside Police where she gained extensive experience in both uniform and criminal investigation roles.

In 1997 Mrs Sim was promoted to Superintendent and took responsibility for the introduction of the Crime and Disorder Act throughout Merseyside.

In 1998 Mrs Sim became the Area Commander for South Sefton where she had responsibility for Ashworth High Security Hospital and was operational commander for the judicial review and hunger strike of Ian Brady. In addition Mrs Sim has also been operational commander for two Grand Nationals.

Mrs Sim was promoted to Chief Superintendent in 2002 and took command of the Crime Operations Unit which included Major Incident Teams.

During 2003 Mrs Sim worked with HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and was responsible for the inspection of Area Commands throughout England and Wales. Following this secondment Mrs Sim returned to Merseyside Police to become head of Community Relations with responsibility for implementing the Race Equality Scheme.

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