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Assistant Chief Constable Emma Barnett

Emma BarnettInformation on Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) Emma Barnett.

Emma leads on the following functions:


Emma became a police officer in 1993 when she joined West Midlands Police. She was born in Birmingham and has a degree in Geography from Oxford University. In 2005, Emma achieved an MSc in HR and Business from Aston Business School. 

Emma has, over her 22 years of service, undertaken a number of roles including Staff Officer, Senior Investigating Officer, Tactical Firearms Commander and led the Force Change Programme. Most of her roles have been in Local Policing and her last role at West Midlands Police was Chief Superintendent, Commander of one of the largest policing units in the country, Birmingham West & Central. Emma has chaired the Senior Women in Policing network for several years and was recognised in 2016 by the West Midlands Association for Women in Policing for her role.

Emma successfully completed the challenging National Strategic Command Course in 2016

In August 2016, she was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief Constable here at Staffordshire Police following a rigorous selection process including interviews with members of the public and officers.

On her appointment to ACC, Emma said "I am really looking forward to starting my new role at Staffordshire Police and playing my part in keeping the communities of Staffordshire safe and reassured."