Pictures of the women who keep us safe – International Women's Day tribute to the female staff of North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire Police have paid tribute to the women working for the force by sharing pictures and details of some of them.

Friday, 8th March 2019, 11:47 am
Updated Friday, 8th March 2019, 12:03 pm
Police women

From police officers to community workers and volunteers, these are the women that keep us safe. You can find out more about the history of women in policing, and in the force, here.

Amanda joined policing in 1990 because she wanted to make a difference to people's lives. She transferred to NYP as a Superintendent in 2009 and became Assistant Chief Constable in 2017.
Lucy works in the Investigation Hub in Scarborough. She joined in 2003 because she was after a job 'with a bit of 'excitement'.
Zoe works in the Partnership Hub and joined in 2006 as a regular after being a Special Constable whilst she studied for her PhD.
Lisa Winward was appointed Chief Constable in 2018. She's the second woman to have filled this post in the history of the force.
Sandy works as a Response Sergeant in York. She is one for the force's LGBT Network Deputy Co-Chairs and also Co-chair of the National Bi-Visibility working group.
Head of Organisation and Development. She says she is proud to represent the force at local, regional and national events.
Response Sergeant Clare says 'everyday is different'. One of her proudest moments is receiving a letter of thanks from a man she'd prevented from taking his own life.
Citizens in Policing Coordinator Manager Natasha joined in 2006 when she wanted to help develop creative solutions to the changing face of crime.
Police Community Support Officer Angie is based in Northallerton. She recently received an award for her commitment and compassion in dealing with the aftermath of two major criminal investigations.
Quita works in the Cleveland and North Yorkshire Major Investigation Team based in Harrogate. One of her favourite things about working for NYP, she says, is the sense of family.
Claire joined the force in 1998 as Head of Planning and Performance.
Ruth Pearson is a Police Community Support Officer currently based in Skipton. She was proudly part of a small team that got the right result for the family of a murder victim in the town.
PC Uzma Amireddy joined the force as a Positive Action Coordinator at the end of 2018 with a remit to develop the Positive Action programme across the force.
Gabby works in the Force Control Room as Communications Officer. 'I am proud every time I tell someone that I work for North Yorkshire Police', she said.
Denise works in the Proactive Policing team. She joined policing because she likes the idea of catching criminals and helping victims.
Communications Controller Jemma originally joined the force as a Special Constable in 2006.
Volunteer Area Coordinator Catherine is based in Northallerton. She has recently been presented with an 'Exceptional Commitment' Award for her hard work.
Chief Inspector Rachel Wood is the Operations Commander for the City of York and Selby. She's been in the force since 1996.