Prior to joining Leicestershire Police, Kerry served for 23 years in Nottinghamshire Police as a Special Constable and Regular. She has performed uniformed roles throughout her service, working in response, neighbourhoods, intelligence, control room, partnerships, roads policing and firearms.
On transferring to Leicestershire as a Superintendent in 2014, she led the force contact management centre, local policing and partnerships before taking up post of Chief Superintendent for a four force collaboration, the East Midlands Operations Support Service in 2019.
Kerry is currently a Temporary Assistant Chief Constable and has portfolio responsibilities for Corporate Services and Specialist Operations for the Force. This is a varied role including force transformation, risk, health and safety, resource planning, operations and emergency planning and information management.
She is also a gold Public Order, CBRN and Strategic Firearms Commander and is the regional lead for Firearms and Mobilisation. In addition, she has led on a number of key strategic projects and complex operations, the women’s network and is the national lead for safety advisory groups.
Kerry is married to a firefighter and has two children. She has a master’s degree in Police Leadership and Management and won an International Women’s Recognition award for her work in 2018.