The College's governance reflects its role as the professional body for everybody in policing and its status as a company limited by guarantee and an Arm's Length Body of the Home Office. It is operationally independent of the Home Office.
The College Board of Directors is led by an independent interim chair, Millie Banerjee CBE. It also comprises: the College Chief Executive; four independent directors from various sectors; one chief constable; one member of police staff; one member from the Superintendent ranks; one member from the Federated ranks; and one Police and Crime Commissioner. As the College is currently a company limited by guarantee, as well as an Arm's Length Body of the Home Office, all members of the Board are Company Directors.
The purpose of the College Board is to secure the long-term success of the College of Policing. It sets the strategic direction and the values of the College and ensures that the College meets its obligations to the public, its members, its partners and the Home Secretary, as the sole Member of the company. The Board of Directors bring to bear professional judgement, knowledge and experience from across the different sectors in theory consideration of matters of strategy, performance, risk, financial and human resources and the conduct of College staff.
To see the details of the current Board, see the Board members page.
The Board is supported by three committees: Audit & Risk; Nominations & Remuneration; and the Professional Committee.
The College Chief Executive chairs the Professional Committee, whose membership comprises representatives of officers and staff of all grades and ranks and PCCs. It makes evidence-based decisions on the service's capability needs and the development of national standards and practice. The Professional Committee supports the Board in defining plans and priorities, working with the College Executive.
For more information, including minutes of committee meetings, see the
Professional Committee page.
The executive leadership team is led by the Chief Executive, Alex Marshall QPM. The CEO is also the College's Accounting Officer. He is supported in his duties and responsibilities by the team of Executive Directors and is accountable to the College of Policing Board of Directors.
The Executive Directors lead the College, overseeing the operations and management of the organisation. They are responsible for driving the College's achievement of its strategic objectives and creating the culture that enables everybody in the College to meet the standards and principles of The College of Policing Code of Ethics for Policing in England & Wales. They ensure the standards of good governance, decision-making and financial management across the College, including the safeguarding, proper handling and value for money of public funds.