Chief Superintendent Paul Griffiths is a Gwent Police Officer and has served in both uniform and detective ranks throughout his career. He has performed operational, investigative and organisational roles for his Force. He is a Senior Investigating Officer, Strategic Firearms Commander, Authorising Officer and a Negotiator Co-ordinator. He has led one of the largest Modern Slavery Investigations in the United Kingdom.
Paul has held Branch and District Executive roles since 2010 and was on the Panel of Friends. He was elected to Vice President in 2016 and President in 2019.
Paul is an Officer of the Order of St John, holds a BSc (Hons), MSc in Criminal Justice Studies and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Chartered Management Institute. He is a Trustee with Police Care UK, National Police Memorial Day Charity and National Arboretum Memorial Trust. He is Chair of St John Gwent Council. He is married with two sons and in his spare time enjoys physical challenges, adventures and charity work. He has combined all three to raise money for Police charities, by walking 870 miles around the Coastal Path of Wales, completing the UK 24 Hours Three Peaks Challenge, cycling over 2100 miles around every Police Headquarters and Walking 86 miles along the Hadrian’s Wall Path in 36 hours.
NATIONAL SECRETARY Chief Superintendent Dan Murphy
Chief Superintendent Dan Murphy is a Kent Police Officer who has served in both uniform and detective positions at different ranks during his service. He has undertaken investigative, operational and organisational management roles. He has performed the roles of Strategic Firearms Commander, Senior Investigating Officer and Authorising Officer, which included being on the executive committee of the National Source Working Group.
Dan was promoted to Superintendent in February 2007 and in the same year took up a Branch Executive role that he held until his transfer to the position of National Secretary (designate) in January 2017. Dan has also been an active member of the Panel of Friends since 2009.
Dan became the National Secretary in July 2017.
Dan is qualified in both a BA(Hons) degree in Business Studies and a Masters degree in Police Leadership and Management. He is married with three children and in his free time enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, skiing, cooking, DIY and runs a local Scout Group.
VICE PRESIDENT Chief Superintendent Ian Wylie
Ian joined Kent Police in 1995 serving there until transferring to Avon and Somerset Constabulary as Inspector in August 2002. In 2005 he was promoted to Chief Inspector managing a Volume Crime Unit, then in 2006 moved to an Operations role in Yeovil and Taunton.
He was promoted to Superintendent in October 2007 and posted to Bristol. He served there for 4 years as Head of Operations with overall responsibility for a range of city wide portfolios, including; the multi-agency response to the management of violent crime reduction and investigations; the multi agency strategy for alcohol licensing and harm reduction; the operational policing of events across the city; and the first line leadership development programme for all first and second line managers in Bristol.
In November 2011 he became head of Professional Standards Department. In 2013 he transferred to Somerset as the deputy commander before being promoted to Chief Superintendent and the role of Somerset Area Commander in 2015. During this period he was Tactical Police Commander at the Glastonbury Festival as well as Tactical Police Commander for the major Somerset flood event. In 2017 following an organisational restructure he became Head of the Neighbourhoods and Partnerships Directorate overseeing all neighbourhood policing delivery, external partnership management, road safety, safeguarding, victim care and offender management departments. He maintained command responsibilities throughout his operational roles most latterly as a Strategic Public Order and Strategic Firearms Commander.
In January 2019 he was elected as Vice President of the Police Superintendents’ Association and took up his post in March 2019.
Ian devotes his spare time to his partner and three teenage children, his love of road cycling and driving and firing steam locomotives.
ASSISTANT NATIONAL SECRETARY – Eamonn Carroll
Eamonn is the Assistant National Secretary for the Police Superintendents’ Association.
He was the Association’s Professional Standards Co-Ordinator from June 2012 to February 2014.
Eamonn retired from British Transport Police in 2011, having served in a variety of both Uniform and CID roles.
As a Senior Investigating Officer he led a number of high profile major investigations. He was an active member of the Superintendents’ Association and became a member of the Panel of Friends in 2006. As Chief Superintendent he performed the roles of Head of Professional Standards and Head of Territorial Policing until his retirement.
He was awarded a Master’s Degree in Business Administration by Henley Business School in 2000.
PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS CO-ORDINATOR – Victor Marshall OBE
Victor is the Professional Standards Co-ordinator for the Police Superintendents’ Association. Victor joined Sussex Police in 1979 and served in a variety of roles including firearms, public order, uniform, CID and Professional Standards retiring as a Detective Superintendent.
Victor held a unique position whist seconded to the Home Office advising Ministers, the police service and policing oversight bodies on all aspects of the police complaints system, dealing with misconduct and unsatisfactory performance and attendance procedures.
Victor was responsible for setting up and implementing the recommendations from the Taylor Review of the police officer disciplinary arrangements and creating the legislation and regulatory framework for the system. He has lectured extensively on these subjects throughout the United Kingdom and abroad.
Victor has been a member of the Superintendents’ Association Panel of Friends for a number of years. He also sits on the disciplinary appeals panel for judges, magistrates and tribunal members.
He was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year honours list in 2010 and he holds two Royal Humane Society awards for saving lives.