You couldn’t make it up: my career and me

  • Start Date: March 2, 2016 at 12:00 pm
  • End Date: March 2, 2016 at 1:00 pm
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  • Location: B03, Sir Colin Campbell Building, Jubilee Campus
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As part of International Women’s Day 2016, the University is delighted to welcome Susannah Fish, Deputy Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police, to speak about her career. Followed by a networking lunch.

University of Nottingham staff only, booking is required. To book, please email

This event will be live-tweeted by @UoNResearch – follow them on Twitter for updates.

There are a number of events taking place across the University for International Women’s Day – find a list here.


Joanna Fish

DCC Fish joined Nottinghamshire Police in 1986 as a Police Constable, working in a variety of uniform and detective roles.

During her service she has had specific responsibilities for the Force Crime Directorate, Force Intelligence Directorate, Scientific Support, Operational Support, Serious & Organised Crime and is also a Gold Firearms, Public Order and CBRN Commander.

In 1999 DCC Fish moved to West Midlands Police as a Superintendent and was the Deputy Divisional Commander for South Sandwell, and from 2001 to 2003 was Head of Operations for the West Midlands Police Force. She successfully completed the 2003 Strategic Command Course and was subsequently appointed Assistant Chief Constable in Nottinghamshire and was the national lead on gun crime for 5 years until 2012.

In April 2009 DCC Fish began a secondment with ACPO working on the national Tackling Knife Crime and Serious Youth Violence programme. This was followed by a secondment to the Metropolitan Police where she initiated their gang strategy and led on a programme to roll out the digitalisation of case files across 32 London boroughs.

She returned to her post as ACC in Nottinghamshire in June 2012, and took up the post of DCC in June 2013. Sue also became the national lead for business crime in January 2013.

In January 2014 Sue took on the national portfolio for Information Sharing. This was a new portfolio within the Information Management Co-ordination Committee aimed at enabling the sharing of information at a national level and sharing best practice.

DCC Fish took over the national Private Security Industry Liaison portfolio in January 2016. This involves working with bodies including the Security Industry Association to ensure connectivity between the private sector Security providers and law enforcement.

Mrs Fish was awarded the OBE for services to policing in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2008, and in the same year was recognised by the Nottingham Business Awards as Woman Achiever of the Year.

She is married to James, and has three children.

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