Detective Chief Superintendent Paula Hilman MBE BA (Hons)

Police Service Northern Ireland

Paula has been a police officer for 33 years serving across a range of roles and Departments.  As Head of Criminal Justice Branch in 2014 Paula was the lead for the Victim & Witness Strategy for PSNI. This included working with the Department of Justice to introduce Registered Intermediaries and with the Public Prosecution Service to set up the Victim and Witness Care Unit in Northern Ireland.

As Head of PSNI’s Public Protection Branch since December 2017 Paula has responsibility for investigations into rape crime, child sexual exploitation and abuse, including on line abuse, domestic abuse, adult safeguarding and the management of sexual and violent offenders in the community.