Former Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay joins Crest as Senior Policing Associate

Tuesday 30 June 2020


We’re delighted to announce that former Leicestershire Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay has joined Crest Advisory as Senior Policing Associate.

Phil brings 30 years’ experience to Crest's growing team, including nearly a decade as Chief Superintendent at West Midlands Police and six years as Assistant Chief Constable at Leicestershire Police.


As Leicestershire ACC, Phil has held local, regional and national roles, working with both the National Police Chiefs' Council -as Intelligence lead and Specialist Capabilities Programme Director - and the College of Policing. He has been recognised for his leadership and work in respect of diversity and inclusion by both Stonewall and Opportunity Now.


Phil is an expert in multi-agency approaches to strategic challenges, having successfully led programmes that have delivered transformational change. He will work across Crest’s research and consultancy on key policing issues, including the response to Covid-19, analysis of performance and strategic forecasting of future demand.


He said:

"I'm really excited to be joining the team at Crest and helping them to work with Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners at such an important time for policing in the UK. The challenges of Covid-19, concerns about diversity and proportionality across the whole justice system and the opportunities of the 20,000 uplift mean the service needs to think and plan strategically. I am looking forward to helping Crest develop its work around performance, analytics and forecasting in particular."

Crest CEO Harvey Redgrave said:

“I am delighted that Phil is joining us. With 30 years’ experience, including as an Assistant Chief Constable, he will offer an unparalleled insight into the world of policing and criminal justice, particularly as we commence our work into the Covid-19 policing response.”

You can read Phil’s bio in full here.

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