Kerrin was appointed Assistant Chief Constable in July 2018, having previously been Head of Cleveland & Durham (Police) Special Operations Unit.
Kerrin started her policing career in 1992 with Northumbria Police. She did the bulk of her service with Cleveland Constabulary before moving to North Yorkshire Police on promotion to Chief Inspector and then joining Durham Constabulary in 2013 as a Superintendent.
Kerrin has a background in a variety of disciplines at all levels of her career from operational uniform, CID and specialist roles. This has included Head of Tasking & Co-ordinating Command (Media, Resourcing, Intelligence, Research & Analysis, Control Rooms); Safeguarding; Volume Crime; Diversity Unit; Local Area Command; Neighbourhood Policing, and serving on secondment to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as the Director for Training the Iraqi Police based in Baghdad.
Kerrin is responsible locally for Crime and Operations which includes the Force Control Room and Criminal Justice. Kerrin is also the East Midlands Regional lead for Victims and Witnesses, ANPR and Roads Policing.
Kerrin has also undertaken regional and national responsibilities in the hostage negotiating world and has been deployed internationally in this capacity both on operational deployments and reviewing New South Wales Police effectiveness in a terrorist siege.
She is a keen advocate of the equality agenda, in particular supporting B.A.M.E & Women’s aspirations both within the police service and wider afield.
Since becoming a Chief Officer, Kerrin has taken on a number of National and Regional roles;
National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Lead for Professionalising the Investigative Process (PIP);
NPCC Lead for Progression and Leadership under the Race Religion and Belief portfolio;
Police Steering Committee for Cumberland Lodge, a national charity working as a ‘think tank’ to encourage dialogue and debate for causes and effects of social division.
Board Member for JUST Lincolnshire, a single equality organisation which aims to make a difference to the lives of people from all backgrounds by championing equality, tackling discrimination and celebrating the richly diverse makeup of the County.
Member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) as Ambassador for Criminal Justice and Policing.
Kerrin is married, no children, a million god children, loves life, adventure, travel and music.