Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner
Judy was born and bred in Dudley where she has lived all
She previously served as a member of the former West Midlands
Police Authority from 1998-2012 and was its vice-chair from
2009-12, with responsibility for the Black Country.
Formerly Chair of Professional Standards for the authority and
lead member for equality and human rights, Judy has worked on
national and international projects, including the development of
the current EDHR guidance for Police and Crime Commissioners.
Since the abolition of the authority, Judy has served as
Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner covering parts of the Black
Judy also worked in the public sector for 30 years,
predominantly in a Human Resources capacity and in the field of
emergency planning and is an active trade unionist, having served
in a local and national capacities for her trade union.
Judy has also served as a non-executive director within the NHS
in the Black Country and until recently chaired a not-for-profit
organisation that delivers a range of services to very vulnerable
Judy is passionate about engaging with communities -
particularly those seldom heard by those in authority - and is
regarded by those who know her as a hard-working and effective
politician and a champion for the public interest.
Judy currently represents the ward of Brockmoor and Pensnett in
the borough of Dudley and has recently been re-elected as deputy
leader of Dudley Council.