Gower has risen to the heights since joining the police 18 years ago. She is now a detective inspector for the asset recovery team dealing with heavy-duty fraud investigations for The City of London police. Its been a fascinating career, and not without its challenges.
But Gower has always been the sort of woman who sets her sights high, but before joining as a uniformed officer in 1997, she knew little about the police force. Like most of us, her preconceptions were based around popular TV programmes yet right from the start, she was aiming to be a detective – helped in no small part by an obsession with Helen Mirren’s gritty performance in the ITV drama Prime Suspect.
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