The independent Police Foundation’s ‘Strategic Review of Policing’ has sparked an intense debate about the future of the service in England and Wales.
The Review made a series of recommendations to improve the professional development of officers, boost leadership skills, increase the diversity of the police workforce and limit the use of stop-and-search powers.
One of the Review’s advisers was Mike Fuller. During a long and distinguished police career, he commanded Operation Trident in the Metropolitan Police and became the first Black Chief Constable in the UK when he was appointed to lead Kent Police in 2004.
Mike qualified as a barrister while he was at Kent and after he retired from the police took charge of the Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate. He is currently a non-executive director at the Home Office.
Danny Shaw spoke to Mike about some of the key proposals in the Review: