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).
Emma Larsen-Williams – Investigative Interview Skills and Investigation Training
Emma completed a 30-year career with the Metropolitan Police in September 2017. A career detective with vast experience on specialist, complex investigations. Emma finished her career working on the Professional Investigation Programme. This included mentoring, managing and quality assuring officer’s work-place evidence of investigating serious and complex crime. Whilst in this role, she wrote and managed the MPS’ Investigative Interview Policy, this was reviewed and endorsed by Dr Kevin Smith at the National Crime Agency. Emma is a qualified, competent police trainer, having delivered training at New Scotland Yard’s, Crime Academy; specialising in the Sexual Offences Investigative Techniques course, training officers deployed to victims of serious sexual offences. In addition, her expertise was used as a trainer on both the Detective training course and suspect and witness interview courses. Emma was selected by the Foreign and Commonwealth office to deliver a two year Sexual Offences Investigative Techniques training programme to investigative officers in Athens and on the Greek Islands. During her career, Emma has been commended for her work in Family Liaison, Sexual Offences and witness interviewing. Emma has recently worked on behalf of the London Mayor’s office and the College of Policing, delivering an operational support package on Mental Health legislation and wellbeing to thousands of frontline police officers. This has led to Emma continuing her personal development, becoming a Mental Health First Aider.
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.