Detective Inspector SEAN RUSSELL


Detective Chief Inspector Sean Russell

sean russell Sean Russell is a Detective Chief Inspector within West Midlands Police. He is currently the Force lead for Mental Health and has spent most of his 20 years’ service within Birmingham Command Units in operational roles. He also spent three years as a public protection manager where he was the Senior Investigation Officer for a number of child homicides and domestic related murders and has also worked in Birmingham City Centre and the surrounding areas where he was responsible for partnership engagement and NH policing delivery.


Sean has a keen interest in policing mental Health and the impact this has for both the service user and the police. He is the pilot lead for the street triage project where Nurses, Ambulance staff and Police attend together to persons in crisis providing a ‘one stop shop’ approach to mental ill health delivery. He is involved in the National Liaison and Diversion Pilot where mental health staff work more closely with the Criminal Justice System.

Sean is also the Birmingham and Solihull Violent Crime Investigation lead and is working to move the Force towards a more collaborative approach to violence reduction. This includes a wider engagement with health and statutory partners and seeks to learn the lessons from other successful programmes across the UK.
Sean is happily married with two daughters aged 14 and 16. He recently graduated with an MBA from the University of Birmingham and is currently studying for an MSc in Forensic Mental Health.


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