Ian Kennedy – Investigations in Professional Standards Training
Ian completed his police career with West Yorkshire Police in Autumn 2012. Prior to that he had worked in a range of roles including Professional Standards, Counter Terrorism and Divisional Command. In the time since his retirement, he has delivered training in the field of professional standards, anti-corruption and misconduct to all police forces, and also staff associations, nationally. In late 2019/early 2020 with a colleague he delivered training for the College of Policing to all police regions in England and Wales. This was to assist the Home Office with the roll out of the 2020 Police Regulations. He is well known nationally for his work in the field.
Gail Curphey MRPharmS – Controlled Drugs Accountable Officer Training
Gail is a qualified pharmacist and has spent time in both hospital and community practice. She has extensive experience in providing professional advice to the Cheshire PCT Clinical Commissioning Executive, PCT Board and Directors and was responsible for the implementation of the Community Pharmacy Contract including the commissioning of Enhanced Pharmacy Services. As an Accountable Officer she instigated the setting up of the Cheshire & Merseyside Strategic Intelligence Network, a support group for Accountable Officers. Gail served two terms on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s English Pharmacy Board and her work was included in the Pharmacy White Paper – Pharmacy in England Building on Strengths, delivering the future 2008. Gail has recently been awarded Fellow of the Faculty of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (FFRPS).
Graham Jones – Investigative Interview Skills and Investigation Training
Graham has been involved in many high profile investigations, having worked for the Serious and Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) and as a serving Police Officer for 26 years. He supervised and instructed colleagues to gather covert evidence during many sensitive investigations, to support prosecutions for crimes such as murder, blackmail, paedophilia and drug crimes. He is also a qualified teacher and an A1 assessor, and has delivered many police training courses including Tier 2 PEACE and Advanced Investigative Interviewing.
Ray Marley – Investigations in Professional Standards Training
Ray completed 30 years’ service with Surrey Police in April 2017. In his last five years he was head of Professional Standards and latterly the College of Policing lead for ethics, integrity and professional standards. In this role he was responsible for developing national guidance on Misconduct Outcomes, Maintaining Professional Boundaries, Whistleblowing and the code of practice on police vetting. Prior to his time in Professional Standards he was an experienced major crime investigator and head of public protection. He also sits as a chair of fitness to practise hearings for a healthcare regulator.
Deana Walker – Quality Assurance and Evaluation
Deana completed 30 years police service with Greater Manchester Police. During the latter part of her police career she worked within the learning and development department, delivering training across a number of disciplines and to differing rank and grades. She is a qualified trainer, assessor and internal verifier and has a specific interest in personal and professional development having worked with the College of Policing to enhance professional practice within the organisation.
Cheryl Pinner – Family Liaison Support Training
Cheryl spent her initial police career in the Metropolitan Police before transferring to Cambridgeshire in 1987. There she continued her development as a career detective before joining the Crime Training Department holding the portfolio for child protection, sexual offences, ABE investigative interviewing and Family Liaison delivery. Latterly she continued her role as a DC on major crime as a Family Liaison co-ordinator delivering training to Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridge officers as well as other regional forces and internationally to the UAE. Cheryl’s expertise and specialist knowledge resulted in her being deployed in the 7/7 bombings , interviewing high profile cases such as Ian Huntley and Prof Stephen Hawkings and subsequently receiving a number of national awards and commendations for the roles undertaken. She has continued her personal development gaining a Certificate of Higher Education in Grief and Bereavement Management and a BA Hons in Applied Investigations.
Kathleen Anne Begen – Independent Workplace Investigations
Kathleen Anne is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a qualified Mediator specialising in conflict resolution in the work place. She has worked in complex environments at senior level in a variety of HR roles across the public and not for profit sectors. With over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources, Kathleen Anne has successfully led and supported on a wide range of Employee Relations issues including investigations, disciplinary, grievance, redundancy and large scale organisational change. She has in-depth experience of negotiating settlement agreements for high risk cases as well as expertise in facilitating and chairing Hearings and Appeals.