Ella Marriott

Metropolitan Police Scholar Award, Tulane University - Police, Law Enforcement & Corrections

Ella Marriott completed her degree in History at Royal Holloway, University of London. Whilst there, she won a Junior Year Scholarship to Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Her scholarship studies and travel cemented her lifelong interest in the USA. After graduating, Ella joined the Metropolitan Police Service in London. Now a senior detective, she has worked across many policing areas, including rape investigation, counter-terrorism, firearms and professional standards. Her current role is in Frontline Policing at North Area, covering the London Boroughs of Haringey and Enfield. Ella is returning to Tulane University to research how the US is addressing its history of slavery, segregation and disproportionality in the criminal justice system. She will be complementing this research with meeting operational police officers and human rights advocacy organisations. Her aim is to identify opportunities for the Metropolitan Police Service to present its history and those of its communities, to improve understanding of the impact of shared experiences on today’s policing response in London.