Police Standards Manager for Local Policing

Police Standards Manager for Local Policing – Supt Paul Bartolomeo

Paul is a seconded Superintendent from Hampshire Constabulary and has responsibility for Local Policing which includes being the College point of contact for Neighbourhood Policing, Response Policing, Roads Policing, Mental Health, Citizens in Policing (including the Special Constabulary), Troubled Families, Children & Young Persons and Stop & Search. Paul 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.

Neighbourhood Policing – Insp Doug Ashman

Doug is the College's Neighbourhood Policing Adviser, he is a seconded Inspector from Hampshire Constabulary.  Doug is responsible for working with forces and national strategic partners across the UK to help identify and share promising practice in neighbourhood policing.  He works closely with the NPCC in supporting the implementation of the College's Neighbourhood Policing Guidelines.  Doug works with national, regional and force leads to identify innovative practice in how neighbourhood policing contributes to tackling serious and organised crime, counter terrorism and vulnerability.  Doug is also undertaking a PhD, researching the effectiveness of community engagement.

Citizens in Policing – Ed Barnard

Ed represents the College on the Citizens in Policing Portfolio, with specific emphasis on the development of national policy relating to Special Constables and Police Support Volunteers. He works closely with key policing, government and third sector stakeholders to provide policy advice, highlight interesting and innovative practice, develop national standards and, wherever practicable, promote a nationally consistent approach for police forces to engage with volunteers throughout the volunteering lifecycle.

Mental Health - Chief Inspector Michael Brown

Following the release of the Authorised Professional Practise and Mental Health training in 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.

Roads Policing & Stop and Search – Michael Collins

Michael is a recently retired officer from West Yorkshire Police.  He has extensive experience in Roads Policing where he has worked as an operational officer, trainer and driver trainer.  Working with the NPCC leads, Michael oversees the Roads Policing APP and also the associated NCALT packages in this area.  In addition to Roads Policing Michael is also responsible for the development of professional practice in relation to stop and search, again working closely with the Home Office, partners, and the NPCC lead.

Paul Quinton - Evidence and evaluation advisor

Paul Quinton is the evidence and evaluation advisor for the uniformed policing faculty. Paul's role involves him helping to develop the evidence base on uniformed policing, identify and share best practice, and ensure the standards and learning produced by the faculty are informed by the best available evidence. Paul collaborates with police and academics on new research, carries out reviews of the available evidence, and supports the service to take an evidence-based approach.

Recent work has focused on sergeants, conflict management training, neighbourhood policing, stop and search, procedural justice and the police use of force.


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