Deputy Chief Constable for Lancashire Constabulary Sunita Gamblin won the Public Service Award at Fusion 2018.

Outside of London she is the highest-ranking black minority ethnic female police officer nationally. 

Her public service started in the East Midlands in 1989 and was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2015.

Sunita’s leadership ideas have transformed the Constabulary approach to fairness and inclusion. 

She has influenced the conversation about why it is so important to understand communities and tailoring approaches to reflect it. 

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She said, “Lancashire Constabulary has a long history of working in partnership with communities. As a public servant, I am personally committed to working for and on behalf of communities, doing the right thing and making a difference. 

"This award reflects the outstanding support from communities in Lancashire. Thank you to each and every member of the community for your endorsement, I am incredibly proud to have been awarded the North West of England Public Service Award.” 

She has appointed outreach workforce development officers to increase representation from ‘hard to reach’ communities.

Sunita has been asked to deputise for the National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Race, Religion and Belief.

Above all, Sunita supports the Chief Constable in charge of over 5000 police officers and staff across Lancashire.