Olivia Pinkney

Olivia Pinkney

Chief Constable
College of Policing

Olivia joined Hampshire Constabulary as chief constable in April 2016. She is focused on ensuring that the people the constabulary serves are safer by tackling crime and offending, identifying and protecting those who need our help, and building partnerships that enable a better public service.

A great service can only be delivered through the values of transparency, integrity, impartiality and always putting the public first. Olivia’s commitment to her officers and staff is reflected in her focus upon their wellbeing, both short and long term. Olivia is determined that the constabulary is ethical and inclusive of all.

Olivia is the chair of the National Police Co-ordination Committee for Local Policing, the chair of the Police Steering Committee, Cumberland Lodge, and the national chaplaincy lead for the police service. Within the force area, Olivia is the chair of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum.

Olivia began her policing career with Avon and Somerset Constabulary. She later served as assistant chief constable for Surrey and Sussex forces before being appointed deputy chief constable at Sussex. In 2013, Olivia was appointed assistant inspector of constabulary with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, independently reporting on the effectiveness and efficiency of all police forces in England and Wales. Olivia is currently seconded to the College of Policing as Director of the Senior Command Course from September to December 2023. Olivia was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2016 New Year Honours list.