Sarah joined the police service in 1997 working for Avon and Somerset, The National Crime Squad and now  Wiltshire Police.

Sarah joined Avon and Somerset Police in 1997 as an Assistant Health and Safety Advisor, following University graduation, with a first class degree in Environmental Health. In 2001, Sarah joined the National Crime Squad as a Regional Health and Safety Advisor specialising in the provision of health and safety advice and guidance to specialist surveillance, kidnap and extortion under cover policing activities.

In 2005, Sarah joined Wiltshire Police as the Head of Health and Safety where she currently leads the Health and Safety team, providing health and safety leadership and management across all areas of policing in Wiltshire and Swindon, on behalf of both the Force and OPCC.