Professional Community Chairs

​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:

  • influence the priorities of the College of Policing;
  • get support to develop their professional qualifications and capabilities;
  • give feedback to the College about products and materials that it produces.

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:

  • Create the avenues through which people involved in policing can engage in meaningful, two-way communication with other interested people and the Chair and Faculty Lead;
  • Support the membership processes to enable people interested in policing to influence the College priorities and obtain the support they need to develop their skills and qualifications;
  • Work to create a sense of purpose, shared with people who wish to become members of the Community.

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.

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