Baroness Angela Harris of Richmond DL has joined the Advisory Board of The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) UK and Ireland.
Baroness Harris was born in Lancashire in 1944, the daughter of an Anglican clergyman, and attended what is now the University of West London. She became an air stewardess before marrying and having a son.
She divorced, then re-married and moved to North Yorkshire where she quickly became a town councillor, then district councillor and finally a county councillor. She was Mayor of her town, chair of her district and was the first woman to chair the county council.
She joined the Police Authority of NYCC in 1981 and in 1994 became chair and also deputy chair of the Association of Police Authorities until 2001. She was a Magistrate for 16 years and chaired an Advisory Board.
She became a member of the House of Lords in 1999 taking on the policing brief for her Party (the Liberal Democrats).
She was also a front-bencher on Northern Ireland – concentrating on policing issues.
She is President of the Police Treatment Centres, High Steward of Ripon Cathedral, Companion of the RAF Regiment SODC and member of the RAF Regiment Association also patron of a number of other charities.