ACC Hamlin joined Norfolk Constabulary in 1986 and was initially based at King’s Lynn. She has served both in uniform and as a detective at all ranks up to and including Chief Inspector.
In 2001 ACC Hamlin started the SOS Bus Project, a multi-agency initiative to meet the needs of young people in Norwich’s club land at night. The idea was to develop a first point of contact for those whose well-being was threatened by an inability to get home, were suffering illness or injury, emotional distress, or were otherwise vulnerable.
ACC Hamlin went on to become a Detective Inspector and following this was promoted to Chief Inspector based at Bethel Street where she had responsibility for the urban sectors. She has a keen interest in diversity issues and worked with the British Association of Women in Policing, editing their quarterly magazine over a period of three years.
ACC Hamlin has been involved in numerous business change programmes. She acted as Temporary Assistant Chief Constable, with the responsibility for Organisational Development, Bureaucracy, Business Performance Unit (BPU) and more recently, the programme of Strategic Change and collaboration.
ACC Hamlin is a trained negotiator, firearms and public order commander. ACC Hamlin has a BSc (Hons) and an MSc in Community Safety.
In June 2014, ACC Hamlin was substantively promoted as Assistant Chief Constable and appointed as the collaborative lead for Protective Services in Norfolk and Suffolk, overseeing the delivery of Cyber and Serious Crime, Intelligence, Major Investigation, Forensics and Specialist Operations along with Criminal Justice, Royalty Protection and Information Communications Technology. She is the Eastern Regional Lead for Firearms and National Police Air Support (NPAS) and the National Lead for Protests and Legal and Doctrine within the National Public Order and Public Safety Portfolio.
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