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Who is Cumbria Police Chief Michelle Skeer?

Michelle Skeer. Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police's Acting Chief Constable, Michelle Skeer, is reportedly facing a misconduct and corruption probe.

But who is Michelle Skeer?

She joined Cumbria Constabulary in 1990, having earned a degree in History and Media at the University of Leeds.

She worked in uniformed operational roles before moving into the criminal investigation department.

There, she held roles at every rank, and led public protection and serious crime operations.

In 2007 she was appointed Director of Professional Standards at the force, where she was responsible for anti-corruption, public complaints, disclosure, information security and data protection.

Michelle Skeer was appointed Assistant Chief Constable in 2009, taking responsibility for all operational policing matters.

She's also the National Police Chiefs' Council lead for the management of sexual offenders and violent offenders.

She became Acting Chief Constable in December 2015, when Chief Constable Jerry Graham went on leave due to illness. She was appointed to the role by Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Richard Rhodes.

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