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:
1990 – Yorkshire U13’s Rugby league representative