Professional Community Chairs

‚ÄčThe College of Policing has four non-executive Professional Community Chairs.

The chairs 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:

  • Stephen Kavanagh, Chief Constable for Essex Police - Crime and Criminal Justice Professional Community Chair.
  • Olivia Pinkney, Chief Constable of Hampshire - Uniformed Policing Professional Community Chair.
  • Giles York, Chief Constable for Sussex Police - Professional Development and Integrity Professional Community Chair.
  • Andy Rhodes, Chief Constable for Lancashire Constabulary - Organisational Development and International Professional Community Chair.

Each will work closely with their respective College of Policing lead.

Together, they:

  • 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.

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