A pioneer in the British police force, Michael Fuller made history when he became the first black Chief Constable in 2004. Serving Kent Police, was a historic moment for policing in Britain and he went on to hold other high-profile roles including Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate. As well as helping to lower crime rates Michael has also served on many racial equality and diversity committees trying to tackle racism. With this in mind, he makes for a fascinating diversity and inclusion speaker as he’s seen first-hand the impact of race and discrimination in society.
Prior to being named Chief Constable in 2004, Michael had already begun making a name for himself in policing. In 2000 he set up Operation Trident which focused on tackling gun crime amongst black communities in London. It proved to be a big success and in 2001 he was named G2 ‘Man of the Year’ for his personal achievements in the force. He went on to head up task forces to combat drugs, terrorism and racial tensions. In 2010 he left Kent Police and was named Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate.
In total Michael spent over 30 years in the police force first joining them in the mid-70s as a cadet. He quickly rose through the organisation and one of his earliest contributions was to devise an innovative burglary control programme that helped reduce burglary in the city.
Since retiring in 2015 Michael has published a best-selling book, Kill the Black One First, detailing his experiences in policing and his desire to see more black people become police officers.
When booked as a diversity and inclusion speaker Michael can divulge lessons he’s learned from decades in policing as well as championing racial equality throughout society.
The talk was a huge success, with a great attendance. The audience found Michaels talk, truly inspirational and were truly amazed by his story and how he rose above all his challenges (he is a legend!)
Please pass on your gratitude to Michael, we were extremally humbled by his time this afternoon (didn’t want it to end).