Sunday, 28 December 2008
Chief Inspector Parm Kaur Sandhu is the highest-ranking Asian officer in the UK. Parm Sandhu joined the police service in 1989 as a constable and was promoted as a Sergeant in 1996, to an inspector in 2000, and to Chief Inspector in 2004. She was the winner of the Asian Woman of Achievement Award in 2006 for being the highest Asian female in the UK police force. She grew up in Birmingham and on joining the force she had to keep it a secret for 6 months, but her parents eventually came around and are now very proud of her achievements.