Empowering Voices Against Abuse

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DCS Fiona Bitters

Fiona Bitters

Detective Chief Superintendent Fiona Bitters is the Force Strategic Lead for Domestic Abuse and Stalking.

Fiona has been a police officer for 28 years in Kent Police, Thames Valley Police and Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary. As a PIP4 Senior Investigating Officer, she is nationally accredited to oversee the strategic response to homicide and complex crime investigations with a particular specialism in child abuse and child homicide.  She is also the chair of the Southeast Regional Child Death Group and a member of the National Homicide Child Death working group.

Fiona is the Western Area Commander for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary overseeing the policing response to Southampton, Eastleigh and New Forest Districts.  She is also an accredited Gold Commander for Firearms and Public Order policing. Out of work, she likes to spend time with friends swimming and cycling, every bike ride must have a coffee shop that sells nice cake at the halfway point. Fiona and her partner have a Cocker Spaniel, Princess Leia, who has them wrapped around her paws.

What Our Attendees Say

The speaker's presentation was incredibly impactful. It truly opened my eyes to the importance of recognising and addressing the link between animal and human abuse. The Links Group's mission is now something I deeply support.

Attending this event was a game-changer for me. The insights shared by the speaker were both enlightening and motivating. I left feeling empowered to make a difference in my community.

'Even though I ask the question on the DASH form regarding animal abuse, I feel more confident how to respond’.

‘I thought it was brilliantly presented and one of the most worthwhile training sessions I have ever attended’.

‘Whilst the sharing of real scenarios from survivors' experiences was confronting and difficult to hear, it really cemented the knowledge and research you were providing’.