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President

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 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.

In 2021 Paul was awarded the OBE for services to policing.
 
Paul is an officer of the Order of St John, holds a BSc (Hons), MSc in criminal justice studies and is a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He is a Non-Executive Director of the College of Policing and a trustee with Police Care UK, National Police Memorial Day Charity and Police Arboretum Memorial Trust. He is Chair of St John Gwent Council. 

He is married with two adult 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, walking 86 miles along the Hadrian’s Wall Path in 36 hours and walking the full length of the Thames Path, covering 180 miles in July 2019. His latest adventure was cycling nearly 1000 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End. 
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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, DIY and runs a local scout group.

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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 Police 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.

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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 Police Superintendents’ Association’s 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.

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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. 

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Support staff

PA to the Presidential Team
Wendy Conway

PA to the National Secretariat
Sue Payne

Finance Officer
Suzanne Fassum

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