Society Officials

President: Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney QPM MA

Olivia, the 14th Chief Constable to lead Hampshire Constabulary was appointed in April 2016 and also became the Force’s first female to take up the role. She began her policing career with Avon and Somerset Constabulary before moving on promotion to Surrey and then Sussex Police. She is the national lead for policing of Children and Young People. Outside of work, Olivia is a keen sports-watching mum, enthusiastically joins in with many sports, and plays the piano to a distinctly average standard at her local church. Olivia was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the 2016 New Year Honours list.

Chair: Superintendent James FULTON

James has worked for Hampshire Constabulary for more than 23 years, the majority as a frontline officer across all areas of the force. He was promoted to Superintendent in 2013 and took up command of Southampton for 3 years, before he transferred to Head of ACRO in January 2016 James worked for ACPO for 2 years managing the national Freedom of Information – Central Referral Unit. A qualified Silver Public Order and Public Safety Commander he has led many high profile and challenging policing events including protests, football matches and festivals.

Vice Chair: Paul Stickler BA MSc

Paul Stickler joined Hampshire Constabulary in 1978 and retired as chief superintendent in 2008. He served the majority of his career within CID although finishing as the police commander for Southampton where he performed the roles of football commander and one of the force firearms commanders. Within the CID, he specialised in major crime investigations and developed a keen interest in the history of murder investigations. Since retirement he has researched historical murders with a specific focus on the inter-war period. His first book is due to be published in April 2018.

Secretary, Treasurer and Curator: Derek Stevens MEd

Derek joined Hampshire Constabulary in 1975 and retired as a chief superintendent in 2005. He specialised  in firearms and public order command and also served for some time as the Head of Training. He spent three years with the Home Office where he produced a national assessment process for all new police officers. Derek has been a member of the Force History Society for over 30 years and is currently the curator of the force historic collection. He is a keen historian, he has co-authored a book on the history of the force and was the police project lead for the creation of the Hampshire Police and Fire Museum in Southampton.