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Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary

Roger Baker QPM

Mr Baker was Chief Constable of Essex Police from July, 2005 to July, 2009. Before that, he served as Deputy Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police for two years, with portfolio responsibility for performance, crime and operations, audit, review and inspection. From 2001 to 2003, Mr Baker was Assistant Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police, with portfolio responsibility for territorial policing, crime and operations.

Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM

Mr Hogan-Howe has been Chief Constable of Merseyside Police since September 2004. It was his second spell with Merseyside Police. From 1997 to 2001, he was Assistant Chief Constable, with responsibilities including community affairs and area operations. Mr Hogan-Howe moved back to Merseyside in 2004 after just over three years as Assistant Commissioner at the Metropolitan Police, with responsibility for human resources.

Zoë Billingham

Ms Billingham has been director of community safety and sustainability at the Audit Commission since February 2004. Before this, she worked in the Cabinet Office for four years, initially as a development manager in the Regulatory Impact Unit, then a deputy director in the Office of Public Services.

Drusilla Sharpling CBE

Since 2002, Ms Sharpling was a Chief Crown Prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service in London. It was her second spell at the CPS, following a 12 years of service from 1987. In that spell, Ms Sharpling worked in various roles, including head of casework services and crown prosecutor. From 1999 to 2002, she was an associate at Pennington’s, a City law firm.