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Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Caroline Peters, MBE

Caroline was appointed as Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Tri Force and Major Crime Investigation Team in September 2017.

Caroline started her career with the Metropolitan Police in 1987, serving in Central London, where for 16 years her focus was on a detective career with postings on the Drug Squad, Homicide Investigation Teams and Anti-Terrorist Branch.

As a Detective Sergeant, Caroline transferred to Avon and Somerset Constabulary in 2003 and performed a number of supervisory and managerial roles in the fields of Child Protection, Domestic Abuse and Hate Crime across Bristol, South Gloucestershire and Bath.

Following a period as a Crime Manager and Senior Investigating Officer, Caroline moved to Specialist Operations in 2010 as a Superintendent, before promotion to Head of Department in 2012.  With strategic responsibility for Operational Support and Planning, she oversaw the regional collaboration of Firearms, Roads Policing and Dogs with Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Constabularies in April 2014.  

Caroline took up a role as Area Commander of Bath and South Gloucestershire in September 2014. 

Caroline is a Strategic Firearms and Public Order Commander, policing events such as Glastonbury Festival, royal visits and football matches.  She was also the police Gold commander and Chair of the Strategic Co-ordinating Group for the major flooding in the Somerset Levels.  For services to policing, Caroline received an MBE in 2015.

Following a year as Head of Specialist Operations and four months as Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Neighbourhood, Partnerships and Response, Caroline is currently Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for Tri Force and Major Crime Investigation Team. 

Caroline is married and has three daughters.