Thursday, January 20, 2022

New Chief Inspector takes command at Widnes LPU

Caroline Mullen-Hurst has been confirmed as the new Chief Inspector for Widnes Local Policing Unit.

She is taking over from Chief Inspector Becky Stokes.

Caroline began her policing career in 2009 as a police constable at Greater Manchester Police.

During her time with the force, she worked in a number of uniformed roles in Longsight, Moss Side, North Manchester and the city centre.

As part of her work, Caroline led a team of officers who carried out a proactive operation focusing on offenders who were involved in robbing and burgling students in the city. She also worked during the Manchester riots in 2011. 

Caroline transferred to Cheshire Constabulary in 2017 and since then she has been working as a Force Incident Manager in the Control Room. 

As part of this, she has performed the role of Tactical Firearms Commander, which has involved the management of a number of incidents across the force involving firearms. 

Caroline said: “Having grown up just over the border in St Helens I know the area well and I’m extremely proud to have taken over at Widnes Local Policing Unit. 

“I bring a wealth of experience from inner city policing and I hope to put that into practice on a local level.

“As Chief Inspector, local neighbourhood policing will remain my top priority and I am committed to working with a great team of officers alongside residents and our partners to ensure that Widnes remains a fantastic place to live, work and visit.

“We will robustly target those who disrupt the local community and prey upon the vulnerable and make Widnes a hostile place for those intent on committing crime and anti-social behaviour.”

Outside of work, Caroline lives with her partner and their 10-month-old daughter, along with their many pets. She enjoys travelling, running and has recently taken up paddle boarding.

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