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Kate Meynell

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Assistant Chief Constable

Kate Meynell

Kate originates from Nottingham and joined Nottinghamshire Police in 1993, where she was posted to Bulwell.

For the first few years, she worked across Bulwell, Hucknall and Eastwood in uniform roles before joining CID, undertaking investigation roles in Child Abuse Investigation Unit, Divisional CID and Homicide Team.

Kate progressed through the ranks in both uniformed and detective roles.

In 2011 she was part of the new collaboration of the five forces of the East Midlands for major crime investigations. Ultimately, in 2015, she became Head of EMSOU Major Crime and was responsible for overseeing major crime investigations across the East Midlands.

Kate has performed the role of SIO (Senior Investigating Officer) on a number of homicide investigations, including the investigation into a fatal house fire, where the six Philpott children were killed, resulting in the conviction of both their parents and a family friend of their manslaughter.

She also investigated a gang-related shooting in Nottingham city centre, as well as the murder of Kayleigh Haywood, who was killed after meeting a man who groomed her online.

In 2017, Kate transferred to Northamptonshire Police to the role of Chief Superintendent, Head of Crime. While there, she was responsible for CID, Public Protection, Intelligence and Serious and Organised Crime.

Kate re-joined Nottinghamshire Police as Temporary Assistant Chief Constable in 2018, before her position as Assistant Chief Constable was made permanent in May 2019.

Kate is an accredited Strategic Firearms Commander, Public Order Commander and is a qualified PIP Level 3 and 4 SIO.

Outside of work, Kate enjoys taking part in a variety of sporting activities.