Senior Professionals Profile

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Ian Kennedy – Investigations in Professional Standards Training

Ian completed his police career in September 2012 as a Chief Superintendent.  He held 2 posts at this rank,  Head of Professional Standards for West Yorkshire Police and then Divisional Commander at Airedale and North Bradford Division.  He is well known nationally for his work with crisis negotiation, professional standards and anti-corruption work.  Previous postings included counter terrorism, anti corruption and major crime investigation.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Colin Tansley – Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Training

Colin was Detective Superintendent and Deputy Director of Intelligence at Cleveland Police and has since consulted throughout Europe, Iran, Jordan, the US and Mexico. He was also Senior Police Advisor to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in Iraq where he implemented the delivery of a forensic capability for the Iraqi Police Service. Previously Director of Intelligence and Investigations at the Federation against Copyright Theft, Colin now specialises in training investigators to gather Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and in the efficient use of the Internet to find and validate information.

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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.

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Gareth Roberts – Conflict Resolution Training

Gareth is a fully qualified and experienced trainer.  He is a trained and qualified post-16 teacher, police trainer and military instructor.  After a long and successful career in both the British Army and the UK Police Service Gareth now delivers his training to clients at home and abroad. His specific areas of interest are conflict resolution, health and safety at crime scenes, counter terrorism forensics, major crime investigation, fire and explosion investigation and post bomb scene management.  He is also a qualified ICO Aviation Course Designer and is known as a subject matter expert in the use of unmanned aerial vehicles by civil emergency services agencies

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Kylie Wilson – Investigative Interview Skills and Investigation Training

Kylie was a Detective in the Metropolitan Police for over 10 years working in Domestic Violence, CID and specialising in investigating Sexual Offences.  She spent 4 years delivering Tier 2 and 3 Investigative Interview Training, Disclosure Training and ICIDP Detective Training at the New Scotland Yard Crime Academy and has represented the Met overseas delivering training. She is a qualified trainer and assessor.  Since leaving the police Kylie has delivered training both in the UK and overseas for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Home Office, various Police Services and other organisations.



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