Michael Fuller is a former Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service. This was a public appointment, and he was appointed in April 2010 by the Justice Committee of the House of Commons.
Prior to his HMI appointment, Michael had a long and distinguished career in the Police force. Starting as a Cadet, he worked in a number of uniformed and detective roles, as well as senior positions in the Metropolitan Police in London where he reached the rank of Deputy Assistant Commissioner in the Serious Crime Directorate.
In 2004, he was appointed Chief Constable of Kent and became Britain’s first ever black chief constable. In the same year, he received the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished police service.
During his thirty-four years in the force, he helped set up the ground-breaking Racial and Violent Crime Task Force and drew up the Metropolitan Police action plan in response to criticism of the force arising from the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry. In 2000, he set up and commanded the Operation Trident command unit, which successfully reduced gun crime in London. He also oversaw murder investigations whilst in command of the West Area Serious Crime Group.
Michael also held a range of senior roles within the service, including heading the Metropolitan Police Drugs Directorate and Director of Intelligence in the newly formed Specialist Crime directorate based at New Scotland Yard. In recognition of both his achievements and contribution to policing in London, he was awarded GG2 ‘Man of the Year’ in 2001.
During his time as Chief Constable of Kent Police, he oversaw many high-profile operations including the Tonbridge Securitas robbery and the emergency service response to the channel tunnel fire. As a result of his leadership, the force was recognised by the Police Inspectorate as one of the five most improved police forces. During this time, Michael also qualified as a Barrister and was called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in July 2007. He currently runs his own Criminal Justice Consultancy.