Michelle Skeer OBE QPM

HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services Michelle Skeer


HMI Michelle Skeer was appointed to HMICFRS in April 2023, joining the inspectorate from Cumbria Constabulary.

Michelle joined Cumbria Constabulary in February 1990. The majority of her career has been within Crime Command where she served in every rank and as a Chief Officer since 2009. As a Senior Investigating Officer Michelle led several major investigations in serious and organised crime and enquiries which centred on protecting vulnerable members of the public.

Michelle served as Director of Professional Standards for the constabulary leading the force in matters of anti-corruption, public complaints and information security.

Michelle was appointed as Deputy Chief Constable in 2014 and in 2018 became Cumbria Constabulary’s first female Chief Constable.

Michelle received the Queen’s Policing Medal (QPM) for her distinguished service in the New Year’s Honours list in December 2017. In July 2019 she became the President of the British Association of Women in Policing (BAWP).

She was awarded an OBE in the King’s 2023 Birthday Honours List.

National role

Michelle Skeer is the senior responsible owner of:

Michelle is the temporary senior responsible owner of:

Regional role for police forces

Michelle Skeer is His Majesty’s Inspector of the Constabulary for the Northern Region and deals with the following police forces:

Michelle Skeer is temporary HM Inspector for:

Regional role for fire & rescue services

Michelle Skeer is His Majesty’s Inspector of the Fire & Rescue Services for the following fire & rescue services:

Michelle Skeer is temporary HM Inspector for: