The College of Policing has appointed four individuals to become non-executive Professional Community Chairs.
The chairs will help the College connect with its membership, represent the public interest and ensure that its work focuses on the issues that will have the biggest impact on the ground.
Professional Communities exist to create a link to people in policing who have an interest in improving practice so that crime and harm are reduced.
The communities allow people involved in policing to:
They cover four areas: uniformed policing, crime and criminal justice, organisational development and international and professional development and integrity.
The Professional Community Chairs are:
Each will work closely with their respective College of Policing lead.
Together, they will:
Officers and staff can join in the discussion on the Police OnLine Knowledge Area (POLKA) and speak to the chairs to explain which areas in each community need to be prioritised for improved national standards and professional practice.