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New West Mids ACC to lead on the crime portfolio

ACC Jen Mattinson started in her new role at the beginning of this week.
Published - 05/12/2023 By - Cachella Smith

West Midlands Police has welcome a new Assistant Chief Constable who is set to lead on their crime portfolio. 

ACC Jen Mattinson has 22 years' service and started her career with West Mercia Police in 2001, before transferring to Staffordshire Police on promotion to Superintendent in March 2018. 

While in Staffordshire, ACC Mattinson led a change programme to deliver a new police records management system, as well as performing the role of Silver Commander for the force’s Covid-19 response. She also led the local partnership approach to safeguarding throughout the pandemic period.

In September 2021 she was appointed to Temporary ACC leading a significant programme of work to deliver improvements to child protection arrangements. This work was a precursor to a larger project to design a new operating model for the whole of the force’s Public Protection Unit (PPU)

In addition to her day to day role, ACC Mattinson chaired the Evidence Based Practice and Innovation Board, as well as performing the role of Regional Coordinator for Research and Innovation within the West Midlands area. A role dedicated to delivering on the national Science and Technology Strategy.

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