Chantel Patrick – Police Inspector – Neighbourhood Policing

Police Inspector Neighbourhood Policing

Chantel is a Police Inspector.

I was born and bred in Leeds and attended Intake high school, leaving after completing my GCSE in 1992. I did not do a levels but went onto college to BTEC in sport science as I was not academic and was passing time before joining the police, I had no intention of going to university.

Due to a change in police recruitment I became ineligible to join the police at eighteen and a half and therefore had to change career direction and went to Huddersfield university where I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Health and sport the intention now was to become a PE teacher.

During my school years and to keep me out of trouble I started playing rugby league at Stanningley rugby club in 1990. A year later moving to Dudley Hill rugby club in Bradford, I represented Yorkshire and Great Britain winning a test series in Australia IN 1996. Played against New Zealand in 1998 and Australia again in 2002.

Whilst studying my degree I started to work for Bradford Bulls Rugby League Club and subsequently started working for them as the first female rugby league development officer. I worked for the club for two years leaving to join the Ministry of Defence Police in 2002 before later transferring to West Yorkshire police where I was first posted to Calderdale as a police constable.

Sectors worked in and routes taken:

Sporting Achievements:


1990 – Yorkshire U13’s Rugby league representative
1996 – Great Britain’s Women’s Rugby League Team – Australia
1998 – Great Britain’s Women’s Rugby League Team – New Zealand
2002 – Great Britain’s Women’s Rugby League Team – Australia
2000 – 2002 – First Rugby League development officer – Bradford Bulls



    What I would like to get involved in

    Inspirational talk

    Mentoring / Coaching young people

    Visits to my place of work

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