Policing Standards Manager for Specialist Operations – Melita Worswick

Melita is a seconded Chief Inspector from Greater Manchester Police and is responsible for guidance and curriculum for Firearms, Less Lethal Weapons, Public Order Public Safety and Personal Safety Training.

Melita is also the single point of contact for the Mounted, Dogs, Air Support and Marine Policing.

In all these areas Melita works with the NPCC leads and other partners to ensure ongoing review and developments within her area of responsibility.

Armed Policing and Less Lethal Weapons – Kev Nicholson
Kev and his team of six staff (including College staff and seconded police officers) are the College subject matter experts for Armed Policing and Less Lethal Weapons. The teams' core role is the quality assurance licensing of UK police forces and law enforcement agencies to deliver firearms training, the endorsement of police live fire training facilities (ranges) and the development and maintenance of the National Police Firearms Training Curriculum (NPFTC). The team works closely with police forces/agencies, and a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that the curriculum and national common standards for armed officers meets operational requirements and supports standardisation and interoperability.

The team also maintains and develops the Authorised Professional Practice for Armed Policing and Less Lethal Weapons and undertakes associated national projects. The team manages a number of stakeholder and practitioner groups to ensure that the lessons learned in operations and training are reflected in curriculum, and guidance and represents the College on the relevant regional and national forums.

The whole team has worked in armed policing for many years and understand the training and operational challenges faced by armed officers and staff in today's policing environment.         

Public Order Public Safety – Andy Moore
Andy and his team of three staff (all seconded police officers) are the College Subject Matter Experts on Public Order and Public Safety. The team are working on a number of national projects as well as maintaining the National Police Public Order Training Curriculum (NPPOTC). They work closely with forces and a wide range of stakeholders to maintain the curriculum, national standards, identify and share good practice and to promote national standardisation and interoperability.

The team maintain and update Authorised Professional Practice (APP) to take into account lessons learnt. Andy works closely with NPCC leads, representing the College at national and regional meetings, conferences and events.

The whole team continue to maintain their Public Order Public Safety qualifications

Personal Safety Training – Helen Hamilton-Bradbury
Helen (seconded police staff) is the College's Subject Matter Expert on personal safety training. She works with forces and a wide range of stakeholders including NPCC leads and Medical experts to maintain the Personal Safety Manual. Helen represents the College at national and regional meetings, conferences and events. She works with forces to develop curriculum to equip officers and police staff to deal with a multitude of situations. 



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