Suzanne Jacob OBE

Senior Associate Fellow

Suzanne Jacob OBE was previously CEO of national domestic abuse charity SafeLives, where she was Chief Executive for over six years. At SafeLives, Suzanne developed and published the charity’s first public strategy, oversaw delivery of the DA Matters culture change programme for tens of thousands of police first responders, achieved changes in legislation, made survivor voice an integral part of the charity’s work, and influenced decision makers to think about domestic abuse in a far more holistic way.

Prior to joining SafeLives, Suzanne spent nearly a decade with the UK Home Office. There, she worked extensively on national security matters, established the National Crime Agency as a significant new part of UK law enforcement, and acted as Private Secretary to the Minister responsible for crime and policing. Suzanne worked for several years on security for the London 2012 Olympics, and was awarded an OBE in 2013 for her work on intelligence collection, analysis, and enforcement activity.

Suzanne is currently engaged in a range of work linked to crime, policing, security, vulnerability and safeguarding.

Blog Posts

Published: 7th May 2024
This spring, as I join the Police Foundation as a Senior Associate Fellow, policing is at a tipping point. The Foundation’s own extremely thorough Strategic Review of Policing shows the...