Detective Chief Inspector Jane Scotchbrook joined the Metropolitan Police Service in February 1988 having first trained and worked as a bilingual secretary. She began her detective training in 1994, working at Croydon Police Station, before taking promotion and moving to Charing Cross in 2001 as a Detective Sergeant. She was instrumental in forming one of the Met’s first dedicated sexual offence investigation units, situated in Westminster, and ran one of the teams there. Once promoted to the rank of Detective Inspector her posts have included Staff Officer to the Met’s Crime Commander; working within the Directorate of Professional Standards (internal investigations) primarily investigating deaths following police contact; investigating the death of Diana Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed.
As Detective Chief Inspector she headed London’s south east sexual offence investigation teams between 2010 and 2012 before leading the Command’s Partnership, Cold Case and Intelligence teams. In the summer of 2013, the sexual offences investigation teams joined with the child abuse teams and DCI Scotchbrook now leads the Partnership Team with responsibility for both sides of the command. She works jointly with the NHS to improve services to rape victims and third sector agencies to break down barriers to reporting. She also oversees Project Azure, the Met’s response to FGM and their continued efforts to raise awareness and improve investigative opportunities to eradicate this form of child abuse.
Jane will be speaking on the Sexual assault: The questions you’ve never had the chance to ask panel on Saturday at 4.30pm.