Deputy Chief Exec. Alethea Fuller

Office of the West Milands Police and Crime Commissioner

West Midlands Police

Deputy Chief Executive Alethea Fuller is driven by a deep passion for the West Midlands and resides in Coventry. She pursued her Masters in Management and Leadership at the University of Birmingham. Currently, she holds the position of Deputy Chief Executive for the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Her role, characterised by its high profile, places her as one of the most senior black women in the realm of policing governance across the country.

Leading a team that maintains close collaboration with communities, Alethea oversees significant multi-million-pound projects aimed at reducing offending and providing support to victims of crime. Her range of responsibilities encompasses commissioning, safeguarding, consultation and engagement, policy development, and regional collaboration. Notably, she exercises oversight over an external budget of £18 million and holds a pivotal role in addressing disproportionality concerns.

With a background steeped in local government, police governance and accountability, strategic policy development, and the associated legislative frameworks, Alethea brings extensive expertise to her role. Her current responsibilities involve assisting the PCC in ensuring Chief Constable accountability, cultivating collaborative partnerships with both statutory and voluntary organisations throughout the West Midlands regionally and nationally, and providing leadership and efficient management of her office.

Alethea possesses specific proficiencies in strategic commissioning, consultation and engagement strategies, restorative justice, victim services, and public policy. She is recognized as a dedicated professional in the realm of community and public services. Her enthusiasm lies in fostering community and voluntary sector involvement, as well as promoting co-production within their endeavours. The impact of her work on the communities she serves is considerable, as she strives to materialise innovative ideas, mobilise individuals, and ignite inspiration.

Apart from her engagement in criminal justice matters, Alethea serves as a Trustee of the Finham Multi-Academy Trust in Coventry. In addition, she holds a position with the Heart of England Community Foundation, and until recently, she fulfilled the role of Director for the Coventry Caribbean Association Limited.

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