ACC Jacqueline Sebire joined Bedfordshire Police in February 2016 and has almost 25 years’ policing experience.She joined the force as a detective chief superintendent and was instrumental in the creation of the Emerald team which gave a dedicated approach to domestic abuse and sexual offences. She was appointed assistant chief constable in April 2018.
Bedfordshire Police are committed to Embrace, having seen the real practical benefit their services provide young people. The charity has been identified as one of the Chief Charities and thus the force supports many fund-raising efforts as well as making referrals to its services.
Before joining Bedfordshire Jacqueline was as a detective in homicide and serious crime investigations. She was the senior investigating officer for a number for a number of high profile cases including the ‘Spy in the bag’ case and the conviction of Britain’s youngest hit man. She has also served in the London Boroughs of Newham, Hackney and, prior to transferring to Bedfordshire, was the Temporary Borough Commander for Waltham Forest.
Jacqueline has a PhD in Forensic Psychology and in January 2016 was appointed a Visiting Scholar at the University of Cambridge. She has published a number of articles in relation to domestic abuse and risk management.She has also advised the Police Service of Trinidad and Tobago on best practice in Homicide Investigation. She is on the editorial board of Policing: Journal in Policy Practice and is a trustee for Embrace: Child Victims of Crime.