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Detective Superintendent Vicky Washington

Detective Superintendent Vicky Washington

Deputy National Co-ordinator for Prevent,
National Counter Terrorism Policing

Vicky has served in the Metropolitan Police for over 27yrs after reading English at the University of London. She later gained a Masters’ degree in Criminal Justice  Studies as a serving officer. She has worked in uniformed/neighbourhood duties, including public order, as well as mainstream detective units and specialist units such as intelligence, surveillance and the Child Abuse Command, where she served for 8yrs. She was the Met lead for FGM and child abuse relating to cultural practices. Vicky worked closely with the voluntary and private sector, when she was seconded to a national charity, focused on diversion projects across London  and was Communications Manager for the International Liaison Unit during London 2012 Olympic Games. As a senior detective, she served across South London with specific responsibilities for domestic-related crime, hate crime, CSE and missing persons, she also served in a uniformed Chief Inspector role, covering all of neighbourhood, partnership and response policing. Most recently, she was  deployed to Sutton Borough to serve as a Detective Chief Inspector in charge of all crime and safeguarding before being promoted and successfully applying to SO15 Counter Terrorism Command where she served as a DCI in charge of Counter Terrorism Local Operations for the north and south east of London and the Community Engagement Team. She has now joined NCTPHQ as T/Superintendent for Prevent as the Deputy National Lead.  

  • Examining what constitutes successful counter-extremism policing and assessing the future of preventing and disrupting radicalisation through policing interventions
  • Evaluating the role of community policing, outreach and multi-agency partnerships in challenging the development of radical activity
  • Assessing the latest updates from the Counter-Terrorism Internet Referral Unit in preventing the dissemination of extreme content online
  • Understanding how the principles of safeguarding and support for individuals at risk can be embedded within Prevent policing