Maxine Hulme was appointed Deputy Assistant Commissioner for the Metropolitan Police in 2012. Serving as one of the force’s most senior officers, she rose through the ranks of one of the most highly pressured working environments that exists, and in doing so was awarded the QPM for her services to policing.
Following the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks, Maxine spearheaded the largest counter terrorism exercise the UK has seen – a multi site scenario with key partners, which saw her advising and liaising with the Government to ensure the Prime Minister and Cabinet were fully prepared and equipped to hold COBRA meetings during the two-day event.
Maxine has served as both Transformation Director and Central Operations lead in one of the most senior posts within this organisation, consistently delivering exceptional results in the management of complex, significant and high-profile investigations and operations.
Holding responsibility for developing and delivering significant change programmes whilst balancing significant risk and securing financial vigilance to ensure exceptional service delivery, Maxine was charged with leading one of the most historically significant change programmes to the structure and delivery of policing service across the Metropolitan Police.
Maxine has risen through both uniform and detective ranks having passed the four month long, residential Senior Command Course while juggling a young family.
She joined the Met in 1986 and served at a variety of Boroughs within South London in both uniform and detective roles. She developed an interest in covert policing and pro-active crime during this time. During 1999, Maxine joined Specialist Operations and subsequently became part of the Specialist Crime Directorate as an SIO.
During this period she worked within the kidnap unit, Arts and antiques and cheque and credit card squads. She also took responsibility for investigating high profile and sensitive cases involving the Royal family, politicians, and murders of British subjects abroad, corporate blackmail and money laundering.
She later took charge of the National Witness Protection unit responsible for the protection of threatened witnesses, compromised terrorists, organised crime informants, undercover officers and Foreign and Commonwealth cases (including witnesses to international war crimes).
During 2003, Maxine Hulme was appointed Detective Superintendent, Head of operations - anti Corruption command taking responsibility for serious crime and corruption investigations within the MPS and the protection of resident informants and those informing on police or police staff.
In February 2005, Maxine was selected as Staff officer to the then Deputy Commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson where she performed a variety of strategic functions on his behalf. When promoted to Detective Chief Superintendent she headed the Covert Policing command where she took responsibility for the strategic co-ordination of covert services including armed surveillance, intelligence, technical surveillance, CHIS authorities, National Undercover Training and MPS deployments, Telephone Investigation Unit and the Central Authorities Bureau.
In June 2008, Maxine was appointed as an Area Commander. At the beginning of 2012, she was promoted to DAC within the newly formed Specialist Crime and Operations (SC&O) Business Group areas of responsibility included Intelligence, Performance, Tasking and Operations (Public Order and Operational Support).
Maxine Hulme received a QPM in Jan 2014 for Services to policing. Her new area of responsibility is the MPS Change transformation (Strategic Design Authority), designing the new MPS Structure and way of policing.
Since leaving policing, Maxine has helped many companies on their transformation journeys including developing workplace strategies, transforming work spaces while increasing productivity and adapting to the ever-changing environment to meet future needs.
Maxine also serves as Chair of the Board of Governors for an Educational Charity Trust in Surrey, moving the trust from significant loss to surplus during her time there.