BEARING IN MIND THAT STAFFORD POLICE HAVE COVERED UP PINDOWN INSTITUTIONAL CHILD ABUSE AND SECRET FAMILY COURT LEGAL ABUSE AND FORCED ADOPTIONS AND THE USE OF SYNDROMES THAT WERE INVENTED BY AMERICAN PAEDOPHILES IN SECRET COURTS IN STAFFORDSHIRE, AND THE TAKING OF DISABLED CHILDREN TO DRAKE HALL PRISON FOR PE LESSONS WITHOUT OBTAINING PARENTAL CONSENT OR EVEN INFORMING PARENTS WHERE THEIR CHILDREN WERE BEING TAKEN!
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Chief Constable Michael Cunningham
Mike was appointed as Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police on 14 September, 2009. He is a passionate and committed advocate of integrated partnership working and collaboration. Under his leadership and guidance, Staffordshire partners have developed a fully joined-up approach to safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. Nationally he has led the service during a period of significant focus and scrutiny in his role as lead for Professional Standards. More recently he has taken the lead for the National Policing Workforce Development Business Area.
Mike’s achievements within the police service have been recognised at the highest level, and he was awarded a Queens Police Medal in the New Year’s Honours list for 2013. Prior to joining the Police, he graduated from the University of Durham with a degree in Theology in 1984 and became a teacher.
His police career began when he joined Lancashire Constabulary in 1987. He was operational across the constabulary area in a number of different ranks and became Blackpool’s Divisional Commander in 2002.
Having successfully completed the Strategic Command Course in Bramshill Police College in November 2005, he returned to Lancashire Constabulary as Assistant Chief Constable taking responsibility for operational policing across Lancashire. He was appointed Deputy Chief Constable in August 2007.
He has a wide range of experience in operational policing, having been responsible for six territorial divisions and developing neighbourhood policing in Lancashire. His portfolio also included specialist operations, the investigation of serious and organised crime, and counter-terrorism. During his service with Lancashire Constabulary, he was known for his strong commitment to diversity as evidenced by his determination to take on the role of ACPO Lead for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) issues. Professor Peter Turnbull
Peter Turnbull is Professor of Human Resource Management & Labour Relations at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. He previously held posts at the Universities of Leeds, Warwick and London School of Economics, and visiting posts at the Universities of Queen’s (Belfast), La Trobe, Melbourne, Monash, Sydney, Auckland (UT) and Washington (Seattle). In 2011, he was Visiting Academic Fellow at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Geneva.
Professor Turnbull is the co-author (with Dr Victoria Wass) of Time for Justice: Long Working Hours and the Well-Being of Police Inspectors and recently completed a joint project with the ICC, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), on “Working Time and Wellbeing in the Police Service: Practical Steps to Monitor, Manage and Balance the Working Hours/Lives of Police Inspectors” (ES/K005618/1, with Dr Victoria Wass). He is the author/editor of several books including The Dynamics of Employee Relations (Palgrave), Reassessing Human Resource Management (Sage) and Reassessing the Employment Relationship (Palgrave) as well as more than fifty academic papers and numerous reports for national and international organisations and agencies. Professor Turnbull is an Academic Fellow of the CIPD and a member of the ACAS Arbitration Panel.
PCC Gwent, Ian Johnston QPM
Ian Johnston served as a police officer for 33 years in Gwent. He served as Head of CID in Gwent for 4 years and was the Senior Investigating Officer on many high profile cases.
He then took up a national role with the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales serving as President of the organisation from 2007-2010. Having retired as a Superintendent, Ian successfully stood as an independent candidate in the 2012 PCC elections and now represents the policing needs for the population of Gwent.
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor
In October 2012, Mr Winsor was appointed as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary. He is the first holder of that office to come from a non-policing background. Mr Winsor graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1979 and is a lawyer admitted to practise in both Scotland and England and Wales. In private practice, he specialised in complex commercial projects, finance, public law and the design and operation of economic and safety regulatory systems for essential public services such as energy, water and transport. He was a partner in major commercial law firms in the City of London. Between 1999 and 2004, Mr Winsor was the Rail Regulator and International Rail Regulator, the economic regulatory authority for the railways in Great Britain.
Between October 2010 and March 2012, Mr Winsor carried out a review of the pay and conditions of service of police officers and police staff in England and Wales. The review was carried out at the request of the Home Secretary and was the most comprehensive for more than 30 years. It recommended the replacement of pay scales based on time service with a system of pay advancement according to skills and contribution, direct entry to the police at senior ranks, fitness testing and the replacement of the statutory apparatus for the determination of police pay. Legislation to implement a significant proportion of Mr Winsor’s recommendations was passed in March 2014.
Inspector Michael Brown
Michael has had a severe and enduring interest in policing and mental health – ever since he realised that he didn’t know what he was doing in this area of work. He has been a police officer for sixteen years, mainly front-line operational roles in Birmingham, but he spent three years working full-time on mental health projects for West Midlands Police, ACPO and the former NPIA.
He was instrumental in setting up six “s136 Place of Safety” services, including one in Birmingham specifically for children, and these were highlighted in 2010 by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and the Care Quality Commission, as national best practice. This has reduced the number of people being taken to police cells by 97% for which he was commended by his Chief Constable in 2012. Michael started writing the “MentalHealthCop” blog in 2011 – a series of articles and legislative summaries exploring the venn diagram of policing, mental health and criminal justice. For this, Stephen Fry presented him with the Mark Hanson Digital Media Award from mental health charity Mind in 2012. He lectures on the MSc in Forensic Mental Health degree at the University of Birmingham and on undergraduate training for paramedics and mental health nurses.