Our youngest Detective Inspector speaks to Cosmo

"It gets me out of bed in the morning – and sometimes keeps me up at night, but only because I care so much.”

We are proud of our Detective Inspector Beth Lee, who at 31, is our youngest female Detective Inspector.

She and two other women, whose day-to-day work involves protecting society's most vulnerable, reducing crime and creating safer communities, have been talking to Cosmopolitan UK to find out how and why they joined the world of policing. See what they had to say.

Whilst we are not recruiting police officers right now, find out more about how you can have a career in policing with us, or set up an alert for when we do start recruitment for police officers.