Mandy Horsburgh joined Hampshire Constabulary in 1996. She has worked in a variety of uniform roles from community beat work to fast response driver and earned Superintendent, Assistant Chief Constable and Chief Constable Commendations for work within the pursuance and disruption of active criminals.
In April 2007 she became part of a highly successful proactive team based within the city of Southampton that assisted significantly in bringing some of the city’s high priority offenders to justice for crimes such as robberies, hate crimes, drug trafficking and sexual offences. She was promoted to Detective Inspector at Operation Fortress in December 2013 investigating the most serious violent drug-related crimes alongside organized criminal groups who pose the most risk to communities.
During this time she led what was a 2 ½ year investigation into a Manchester based organised crime group responsible for the large scale drug trafficking across the South Coast including cities of Southampton, Winchester and Brighton – this culminated in 30 members of the gang receiving custodial sentences of over 150 years and cash asset seizures of just over £750k. More recently she has worked within counter terrorism before securing promotion in July 2017 which has seen take up a new post as the Head of Serious Crime and Case Review Team.
She has also just completed her MSc in Police Leadership and Management at Warwick Business School.