Appointment of HM CPS Chief Inspector - Justice Committee Contents

Annex A

Michael Fuller, QPM, BA, MBA, HonLLD, Chief Constable of Kent

Michael Fuller joined the Metropolitan Police Service as a cadet in 1975. He has served in uniformed and CID positions throughout London, with postings at New Scotland Yard including Special Branch.

He has been Chief Constable of Kent since 5 January 2004. In this role he has focused on: effective neighbourhood policing, high visibility personally via local media, reducing crime and disorder and perceptions of anti-social behaviour, tackling crime surrounding illegal immigration with other law enforcement and international partners, introducing innovative technology to combat crime, including automated number plate recognition cameras, reducing road traffic collisions, increasing the representation of female officers and ethnic minority officers within Kent Police and increasing public confidence and satisfaction. He has directly overseen the successful investigation of the Tonbridge Securitas robbery investigation, the policing of the Climate Camp, responding to the Channel Tunnel fire and the police response to regular security threats in Kent and Medway. He is chair of the countywide Kent Resilience Forum and the South East Region Association of Chief Police Officers. Kent Police has consistently achieved 'excellent' gradings from the inspectorate in relation to managing diversity and in making efficient use of resources.


—  led the burglary control programme while at Shepherds Bush and Hammersmith (forerunner to the London-wide 'Operation Bumblebee');

—  developed street robbery reduction techniques under the Operation Eagle Eye initiative while at Paddington;

—  gave specialist advice on crime and terrorism issues, undertook inspections of police force Special Branches on counter-terrorism and gave regular advice to Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary, ministers and the Home Secretary while on secondment to the Inspectorate;

—  helped set up the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force in response to criticism of the Metropolitan Police arising from the Stephen Lawrence inquiry;

—  worked on street crime reduction while chief superintendent in charge of Battersea Police Station;

—  set up Operation Trident to tackle gun crime in black communities in London while in command of the West Area Serious Crime Group;

—  was awarded G2 'Man of the Year' (2001) in recognition of personal achievements and contribution to policing in London;

—  held the posts of deputy assistant commissioner (2002) heading the Metropolitan Police Drugs Directorate; and director of intelligence for the service, as part of a newly formed Specialist Crime directorate; and

—  successfully completed Cabinet Office Top Management Programme and awarded the Queen's Police Medal for distinguished service in July 2004.


Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Social Psychology, Masters Degree in Business Administration from Brunel University, separate postgraduate diplomas in law, marketing and criminology and Honorary Doctorates of Laws from both Sussex University and the University of East London.

Companion of the Institute of Management and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Also a non-practising barrister, called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in July 2007.

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