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Chief Superintendent Paul Fotheringham
Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Fotheringham served the first half of his service for Kent police in local policing and the second half in specialist crime, including protecting vulnerable people, covert policing, serious crime and homicide investigation. He has sat on the national working group for kidnap and extortion and also the Operation Hydrant SIO peer review cadre supporting and advising forces across the country on the response to previously unreported sexual offending in an institutionalised setting. 
Paul has recently led 'Operation Sandpiper' - the investigation into the crimes of convicted murderer and necrophiliac David Fuller, who received a double whole life sentence in December. 
Paul has been a PSA branch official for the last six years, a district official and a member of the PSA National Executive Committee for three years. Paul has been a long-standing member of the Panel of Friends and supported colleagues ‘at risk’. Paul was elected to the position of President of the PSA in January taking up his position in March 2022.

Vice President

Chief Superintendent Harvi Khatkar
Harvi has served with West Midlands Police for 28 years. As superintendent, a rank she reached in 2017, she has worked in local policing and for two years was the Senior Responsible Officer for the force’s biggest IT change programme.  Her most recent post was as head of Criminal Justice Services.
She has worked across the force in areas including local policing, response, operations, integrated offender management, partnerships and intelligence. She has also led on Home office-funded projects in relation to hate crime, domestic abuse and missing children, which resulted in changes to policy in force, the local authority and the CPS.   
She was the first female superintendent, tactical firearms commander and public order bronze commander in her force from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.  In 2021, she was elected as the PSA lead for Black, Asian and minority ethnic members.

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 been an active member of the Panel of Friends since 2009 and 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 and DIY.


Assistant National Secretary

Chief Superintendent Paul Griffiths, OBE
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 police force. He was a senior investigating officer, strategic firearms commander, authorising officer and a negotiator co-ordinator. He led one of the largest modern slavery investigations in the United Kingdom.
Paul has held branch and district executive roles for the Police Superintendents’ Association since 2010 and was on the Panel of Friends. He served as vice president from 2016 – 2019 and president from 2019-2022.
Paul was awarded an OBE for services to policing in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours. He was awarded Commander of the Order of St John in 2022 for his services for the charity. He holds a BSc (Hons) and MSc in criminal justice studies. He is Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is Chair of the National Police Memorial Day Trust and Chair of the Police History Society. 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 charities. 

Media and Communications Adviser

Lucy Sheehan
Lucy became the media and communications adviser for the Police Superintendents’ Association in March 2019.

Lucy has extensive experience in police communications, having worked for her home force, Suffolk Constabulary for seven years, working in a variety of roles within the Corporate Communications Department.  She specialised in internal communications and change communications, before becoming senior news officer, then corporate news manager, responsible for all operational, strategic and corporate communications on behalf of the force.
 She left Suffolk Constabulary to pursue a freelance career in 2016 and has since worked for a number of private and public sector clients providing PR and communications support.  She has continued to work in policing throughout her freelance career and through the Police Superintendents’ Association, is a member of the Association of Police Communicators. 


Professional Standards Co-ordinator

Kate Halpin, QPM
Kate Halpin QPM
Kate Halpin served for 31 years with the Metropolitan Police.  She had a varied career serving primarily in investigative roles across south east London and a number of specialist departments including the Child Protection Major Inquiry Team, Professional Standards Department and the MPS’ Specialist Rape Command.  She was the first woman to be awarded a Fulbright Police Scholarship in 2000 to examine how different agencies in Los Angeles dealt with youth crime.  Kate also had a number of secondments with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office including eighteen months as the UK Chief Police Advisor in Iraq in 2008.
In 2015 she was appointed as the borough commander for Lewisham in south east London.   Kate joined the Panel of Friends in 2011 and has supported many 'at risk' colleagues.  In 2017 she was elected the branch secretary of the Met branch of the Police Superintendents' Association and was a member of the National Executive Committee for four years.
Kate was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for distinguished service in the 2021 New Years’ Honours.


Support staff

PA to the Presidential Team
Vacant position - see job details here.

PA to the National Secretariat
Sue Payne

Finance Officer
Suzanne Fassum