Chief Officer Team

Michelle Skeer QPM
Chief Constable
Michelle joined Cumbria Constabulary in February 1990 having completed a degree course in History and Media at Leeds.
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R Carden DCC
Rob Carden
Deputy Chief Constable
Rob joined Merseyside Police in 1992, following in his father’s footsteps. He now has almost 30 years’ policing experience with five years’ experience as an Assistant Chief Constable.
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Jonny Blackwell
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable
Jonny Blackwell was appointed the Assistant Chief Constable in July 2021 on a temporary basis. Prior to this, he held a joint role, leading the collaboration between Cumbria Constabulary and Durham Constabulary around Digital, Data and Technology.
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Nancie Shackleton
Assistant Chief Officer
Nancie joined Cumbria in June 2022 and has worked in Lincolnshire and Humberside in a variety of posts
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Chief Superintendents

Lisa Hogan
Chief Superintendent Commander Cumberland BCU
Lisa joined Cumbria Constabulary in 2019 having transferred from a Northeast force, she has 24 years’ service. She performed a variety of uniform operational roles before moving into the criminal investigation department.
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Matthew Kennerley
Chief Superintendent Commander Westmorland & Furness BCU & CJU
Matthew has 20 years policing experience across varied roles within uniformed policing – from tactical support group to staff office roles.
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Dave Stalker
Dave Stalker
Detective Chief Superintendent Commander Crime & Intel Command
Dave joined Cumbria Constabulary in January 1998 and spent his initial service on response before transferring to CID in 2002. Since then, he has worked in a variety of postings across all ranks.
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Carl Patrick
Chief Superintendent Commander Ops Command
Carl is a Chief Superintendent in Cumbria and is the Operations Commander, responsible for; Civil Contingencies, Dog Section, Firearms Operations, Mobile Support Group, Public Contact, Roads Policing and Tactical Support Group.
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Michael Bird
Chief Superintendent Commander Standards, Insight & Performance
Coming soon...
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Department Directors

Stephen Kirkpatrick
Director of Corporate Support
Stephen Kirkpatrick is the Director of Corporate Support for Cumbria Constabulary holding strategic responsibility for Finance, Human Resources, Learning & Development, Estates, Fleet, Procurement, Central Services.
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