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New President begins three-year term

(L: Paul Griffiths R: Ian Wylie)

Chief Superintendent Paul Griffiths begins his three-year term as President as the Association’s National Executive Committee holds its Annual General Meeting today (25.3.19). 

He is joined by Chief Superintendent Ian Wylie as the Association’s new Vice President.

Paul said:

“I take enormous pride in leading the Association.

“This is an extremely challenging time for policing as a service and for our members, which makes the role and purpose of the Association more important than ever.  

“I intend to continue our focus on funding, vulnerability and demand management, leadership and valuing difference, the role of new technology, and the integration of public services.”

The election took place at the National Executive Committee meeting of the PSA on Thursday January 17th in accordance with the rules of the Association.

About Paul Griffiths

As a Gwent Police Officer, Paul has served in both uniform and detective ranks throughout his career. He has performed operational, investigative and organisational roles for his force, including 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 since 2010 and was on the Panel of Friends, supporting three different officers who were at risk. He was elected to Vice President in 2016.

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 Dependants’ Trust and Chair of St John Gwent Council. He is married with two adult sons and in his spare time enjoy physical challenges, adventures and charity work, each year combining all three, in his own time, to raise money for police charities.

About Ian Wylie

Ian has served in both Kent Police and Avon and Somerset Police. He has been in the Superintending ranks since 2007 and a Ch Supt since 2015, serving as Area Commander in Somerset and most recently as Head of Neighbourhood and Partnerships Directorate.