Jim is a seconded Superintendent from Bedfordshire Police and has responsibility for Local Policing which includes being the College point of contact for Troubled Families, Children & Young Persons, Stop and Search and Roads Policing. Jim works closely with the NPCC in the delivery of work in these areas, and is more widely responsible for overseeing the delivery of current work within his portfolio which are listed below.
Jim is currently leading on a new piece of work to develop Authorised Professional Practice (APP) on the effective elements of Neighbourhood Policing. A new process is being used to develop the APP, and this includes the involvement of a group of academics, experts and practitioners whose role is to produce practice guidelines based on existing evidence of what works. The Guideline Committee charged with developing the work will look to publish a draft for consultation in December 2017 with a view to final publication in April 2018.
Linda supports forces to develop and share best practice to manage demand more effectively through the delivery of Regional Demand Reduction events which have proved extremely popular and effective over the last year. She also advises and supports forces who are developing promising initiatives to ensure any new techniques adapt a problem solving and evidenced based approach to demand reduction, utilising POLKA and other methods of communication to ensure best practise is shared.
Ed represents the College in respect of the ongoing development of the Citizens in Policing Portfolio, with specific responsibility in policy areas pertaining to the Special Constabulary and Police Support Volunteers. He works closely with forces and a wide range of key stakeholders to outline and maintain national standards and, wherever practicable, to promote a nationally consistent approach to the utilisation of volunteers, highlighting interesting and innovative practice. Ed works closely with the NPCC lead and represents the College at a number of meeting forums nationwide, as well as at conferences and events.
Following the release of the Authorised Professional Practise and Mental Health training on 10th October 2016, Michael is currently working with forces to embed the products to assist with local delivery. Another key work stream is the delivery of guidance for the use of police and other agencies regarding the use of force in mental health settings – this was published in January 2017. Michael has established a strong network with officers and professionals working in the mental health field, and he speaks regularly at conferences as a representative of the College of Policing and the National Police Chiefs' Council.