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Phil Kay

Senior Policing Associate

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Phil brings a wealth of experience from the world of policing and criminal justice, having spent the past 30 years working in a variety of different roles within police forces across the country. As an Assistant Chief Constable, he has held local, regional and national roles, working with both the National Police Chiefs Council and the College of Policing.

Phil is an expert in multi-agency approaches to strategic challenges, having successfully led programmes that have delivered transformational change, at national, regional and local levels of law enforcement, creating organisations that are fit for purpose now, and have the capacity and capabilities to meet future challenges.

Key achievements

  • Programme Director for the NPCC Specialist Capabilities programme, working closely with the Home Office, Chief Constables and PCCs, to transform the delivery of key capabilities for policing.

  • As NPCC lead for intelligence, developed and delivered the first national police intelligence strategy.

  • Worked as a Strategic Advisor to the College of Policing on a project to set out the future direction for senior leadership development within policing and take action to increase the diversity of senior leaders.

  • Recognised for his leadership and work in respect of diversity and inclusion by both Stonewall and Opportunity Now.

  • Established and chaired the East Midlands Police & Academic Collaboration (EMPAC), the largest police academic collaboration in the country, comprising the region’s five police forces and seven universities.


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