Michael Fuller, QPM, BA, MBA, LLM, Hon LLD
Michael Fuller was Britain’s first black chief constable and was appointed in April 2004. He served as the Chief Constable of Kent Police from January 2004 until March 2010.
He started his police career on joining the Metropolitan Police Service as a cadet in 1975. Whilst serving within the MPS Michael worked in demanding uniformed and CID positions throughout London, including postings at New Scotland Yard and attained the rank of deputy assistant commissioner. His main experience has been investigating and supervising serious crime investigations. .
Michael also helped set up the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force and drew up an action plan in response to criticism of the Metropolitan Police. The Force was accused of ‘institutional racism’ by the Inquiry, following mistakes made during the Stephen Lawrence murder investigation. He also set up and commanded the Operation Trident command unit in order to tackle gun crime in London and oversaw numerous murder investigations whilst in command of the West Area Serious Crime Group.
Michael retired from the police in April 2010 after 34 years’ service. He is the holder of the Queens Police Medal (QPM) for distinguished police service.
Michael studied and qualified as a Barrister (non-registered) whilst serving as a Chief Constable. He was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in July 2007. After leaving the Police he served a 5 year term as HM Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service, scrutinising the work of prosecutors.
He is a published author and published his memoir ‘A Search For Belonging’, was published by 535 – Bonnier Publishing in (2019).