Head of Specialist Crime Services

Lisa Ray started her police career in Gloucestershire Constabulary in 1991 where she worked in response, neighbourhoods and as a detective. She transferred to South Yorkshire in 1995.

When promoted to Sergeant, Lisa worked on a response team at Moss Way  and then a Detective Sergeant at Rotherham, Woodseats and Moss Way.

As a DI and DCI Lisa worked at Rotherham and Doncaster working in all areas of crime, however specialised in serious and complex crime. She managed many homicides, complex historic child abuse and other serious investigations.

In 2010 Lisa was promoted  to Detective Superintendent and became one of the Force Senior Investigating Officers. She has managed numerous high profile investigations for the Force and was also the Nationally appointed SIO for an international child trafficking investigation and a complex no body murder that has gathered evidence from more than six countries.

Lisa is also qualified as a Counter Terrorism SIO (CTSIO) and has managed a number of investigations including the initial stages of Op Bristling which resulted in six terrorists being jailed for over a hundred years.

In 2014 Lisa became the Head of Major Crime where, as an accredited PIP4, she oversees all serious and complex crimes for the Force.

She is also the Force Lead for Disclosure and Chair of the Ski section.

Lisa can be contacted by e-mail - lisa.ray@southyorks.pnn.police.uk