Acting Chief Constable Janette McCormick
Janette joined Greater Manchester Police in 1989, having completed a degree at Nottingham University. Having worked in areas across Greater Manchester, including leading on roads policing, neighbourhood policing and communications, she transferred to Cheshire Constabulary in 2010 as Assistant Chief Constable and took on the role of Acting Chief Constable in August 2017.
She is currently the national police spokesperson for Gypsies and Irish Traveller issues, the regional lead for Public Order and Operational Communications, and is an assessor for the Strategic Public Order Command (which trains all specialist officers in this field). She has been a strategic public order and firearms commander since 2008, and has completed the Gold Incident Commanders Course.
For the past three years Janette has chaired Cheshire’s Local Resilience Forum which brings emergency and voluntary responders together, such as the Local Authorities, Health, Fire, Highway and Utilities, to plan and respond to emergencies and test plans in relation to our many industrial sites. In this capacity, she led the planning for Olympic events across the county in 2012. She has a diploma in coaching and works with the national programme for the progression of under-represented groups.
Janette has been responsible for the delivery of effective neighbourhood policing across the force area, particularly community contact and engagement, including the development of Volunteers (watch schemes) and Specials within the Constabulary.
In recent months she has revamped the Constabulary’s Public Contact strategy, focusing on making it easier for the public to speak to the police about the issues that concern them. In her previous role, she was responsible for the Constabulary’s uniformed specialist resources (dogs, firearms, public order, underwater), and played a leading role in creating the joint Cheshire North Wales Firearms Alliance which was recently launched to provide a more joined up police response to incidents on the border between the two forces.
Janette has taken responsibility for the development of new Constabulary drugs, mental health and alcohol strategies. As part of this she is involved with a number of stakeholder and partnership groups across Cheshire, Warrington and Halton and has supported the Altogether Better initiative in Cheshire West, aimed at improving the way in which services are delivered to vulnerable families.