Emma Richards

Emma Richards, Chief Inspector Operations Harrow Borough Police, she shared her inspiration in form of her father who was in the Police force that inspired her at the tender age of 2, that she developed her love for Police force. She also found her mum and her sister as an inspirational and it was for her love in the popular American TV serial Cagney and Lacey that Emma decided on a career in Police. She was trained in fire-arm, rare for women in her. She loves following the footsteps of Cagney and Lacey; she believes in women doing a good job and see herself as a positive role model. Here, she took part of the Police Security for the key events including the Royal wedding of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge; manned the security for the Olympic Parade, Diamond Jubilee and even her daughter’s Olympic torch relay. She was honoured with an Police award, presented by her favourite star Cagney – real name is Sharon Gless.

She shared her inspirational story at our HUDC’s International Women Day in March 2014.