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 and Young Persons and Roads Policing. Jim is responsible for overseeing the delivery of current work-streams within his portfolio which are listed below.
Predictive policing – The College holds bi-monthly workshops with forces to disseminate 'what's promising' and a POLKA Predictive policing community is established. Links have also been made with the intelligence, problem solving and information sharing business areas. A review of predictive policing software models will be published soon on POLKA.
Neighbourhood policing - A Neighbourhood Policing stocktake will soon be published on POLKA and the PCSO handbook will also be published shortly.
Mental Health (MH) - The College has established a MH training project board and APP for MH is being refreshed. Monthly briefings are supplied to all forces. Work has begun on police use of restraint in MH and involves setting up a multi-agency reference group.
Stop and search (S&S) – A national scrutiny group has been established as has a S&S training project board. The College is supporting the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme in liaison with forces and Home Office. The College is working with the Equality and Hunan Rights Commission on a research project to explore ways to reduce bias in the use of S&S and to improve the quality of S&S interactions for those who are stopped.