Kevin Purcell Policing & Security

Kevin Purcell Kevin Purcell Policing and Security Specialist

Kevin is a senior strategic leader, retiring from policing as a Chief Superintendent in January 2020, he brings 35 years of experience with HM Police Forces to the Network.

Demonstrating significant experience in the multi-agency arena. He has well established practical and theoretical experience and academic qualification through his masters degree in business. He has defined policies, strategies and led programmes, Kevin has also significant experience in change management and demand reduction, he adheres to value for money principals. Kevin has vast experience in the set up and chairing of multi-agency planning meetings at senior level. This in preparation for major planned events and in response to dynamic emergency incidents. These include flooding, large scale fires and serious road traffic collisions affecting the national road infrastructure. He has significant experience at tactical and strategic level in working with key partners including local authorities, fire service, ambulance and the military. In this capacity he has chaired and led other agencies in the set up of the structures, processes and systems that ensure positive outcomes.

His experience in setting up and chairing such groups is a real strength, he recognises that strong structures and processes in emergency planning and response will often define outcomes.

Kevin underpins his knowledge through practical experience during his career of Firearms Command, as a Senior Investigating Officer and Policing Commander for a number of geographical areas. He is a skilled communicator recognising that successful outcomes are achieved by understanding the requirements of all agencies to meet first their own and then collective outcomes. Recognising that organisational foundations are based upon strong reputation. With a strong record of delivering cost efficiencies whilst elevating performance.

Kevin is able to assist with planning, preparing and reviewing plans and incident response. Together with being a mentor and capable during on-going incidents to act as a "conscience to senior leaders and working groups" to ensure successful outcomes and enhance organisational reputation.

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