Assistant Chief Instructor and SAFE & SAFE+ Lead Instructor
Tess joined First Option in January 2021. She was a police officer for 18 years, leaving in 2019 as a Detective Sergeant managing a team of Counter Terrorism Officers. She worked in many different departments throughout her career including Serious & Organised Crime and the Sexual Offences & Human Trafficking Units. Since leaving the police, Tess has been a consultant in the Safety and Security world, training in Africa and the Middle East before taking up her new role in the High Risk Team as Assistant Chief Instructor and the Lead Trainer for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office contract – SAFE (Security Awareness in Fragile Environments). Tess is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Supervisor, a Trauma Incident Manager (TRiM) and a licensed Close Protection Officer.
Tess is based in Kent