Rod Jarman QPM OStJ – President London Policing College
Rod policed London in a variety of roles, served as Deputy Assistant Commissioner Territorial Policing (over 30,000 police officers and staff) and Director of Leadership and Learning. Rod led in London on Youth Crime, Neighbourhood Policing, Diversity, Stop and Search, Patrol and was the National Police lead on Mental Health & Disability, Crime Prevention, Safer Schools Partnerships, and Every Child Matters. Part of the Gold Command Team for the terrorist crimes in 2005 and Gold Commander: post the bombings of ‘Tiger Tiger’ and Glasgow Airport; a range of firearms and other complex high risk operations including counter terror. Delivered neighbourhood policing in London; leading at Operational Command and Chief Officer level.
On behalf of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales Rod chaired the Youth United network. He secured funding and established a charity to support the network, recruited a delivery team, designed and delivered a £15 million programme, involving 11 Charities and 14 partnerships, created over 10,000 new opportunities for young people in some of the most deprived areas of England working within budgets and timelines.
Parm Sandhu MSc FCMI – Vice-President London Policing College
Parm has over 30 years of experience in the London Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). As a Chief Superintendent she led in frontline policing, national counter terrorism teams, Fraud, Cyber investigations with a focus on leadership development and professional standards(complaints). She developed responses to harmful practices for MPS City of London Police and British Transport Police implementing them in the national picture this included Domestic Abuse, Honour Based Abuse, Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriages.
Parm is a Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) and held both detective and uniform roles, working within London and for National organizations. Parm has been trained as a Firearms Commander and Public Order managing marches and demonstrations. She managed public inquiries and serious case reviews including historical corruption reviews to restore public confidence in Policing.
Parm is a mentor involved in recruitment and retention to improve the diversity of the police. She has delivered training to international students who have been on tours to the UK as well as in their home countries. Her charity work includes working as an Executive member of Women’s Interfaith Network charity (WIN) and is and ambassador for ‘SHARAN’ a Domestic Violence project.
Bob Broadhurst OBE QPM BA FICPEM – Director, Senior Lecturer, Major Incident and Public Order
Bob is the professional lead for policing major incidents, public order sporting and ceremonial events. Bob has extensive success and experience as the Chief Officer leading in these areas for the Metropolitan Police Service and particularly as the Gold Commander for the 2012 Olympics, several Royal Events and a number of incidents of major disorder . Bob served for 36 years in the Metropolitan Police, London, from 1977 to 2013.
Bob has engaged in a wide range of London Policing College activities. He became the head of Public Order and Operational Response, responsible for all aspects of policy, doctrine and training. In this role he had command of the public order branch, the dog section, mounted section, Air Support, marine section and CBRN, as well as all aspects of emergency preparedness and business continuity. Bob is a fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management has a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Criminology (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge) and a first degree in Geography. He lectures for the Emergency Planning College, is an Associates with the College of Policing and delivers on the Indian Police Service Mid-Career Programme on mega event policing. One of the most experienced public order commanders in the UK, Bob was Gold for such iconic events as Trooping the Colour, Notting Hill Carnival, Tour de France, Papal visit, G20 and two Royal weddings. He was the Gold commander for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic.
Simon Foy QPM – Director, Senior Lecturer Crime Investigation
Simon has a wealth of experience policing London for over 35 years in all aspects of investigation, frontline policing and leading major crime enquiries. His last role with the Metropolitan Police Service was as the Chief Officer lead for Homicide and Serious Sexual Assaults.
He has taken that experience working on PIP (professionalizing Investigations Programme) Level 4 development, on senior leadership programme involving Police Scotland and the FBI and working with the College of Policing to the next level and is now training others. A former senior police officer in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), London, a chief officer, ACPO (now NPCC) rank, for 9 years. Involved in a several high-profile operations and events and supporting the delivery of various national projects. Lead for Homicide and Serious Sexual Assaults with considerable experience in criminal investigation.
Simon is now delivering strategic leadership training to senior police officers in the UK, as well as working with different levels across the justice sector nationally and internationally. He represented the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) – a major city police chief’s organization based in Washington DC – in the design and delivery (between November 2014 and March 2015) of the ‘Leadership for Outcomes’ Course within Police Scotland – a cross public sector leadership development course designed around collaborative working.
Senior Leadership Team
Karen Duckworth – International Partnerships and Events
Karen has 32 years of experience of policing London with a varied and interesting career that spans central London as well as outer London areas. As Police Operations Lead at Richmond-Upon-Thames Borough, Karen had responsibility for the review and implementation of policing plans for all events at the Rugby Football Union (RFU) stadium (Twickenham). She worked closely with RFU and other strategic Partners to use new legislation reviewing outcomes for training and learning delivery. Karen performed the role of Silver match commander at RFU events and was key in planning and delivering the local response to the Olympic cycling events being held in West London. As the lead for Neighbourhood Policing and Change manager in Westminster, Karen was responsible for the delivery of the new area transformation plan 2018/19. Karen was instrumental in building and maintaining strong relationships with Community Safety Leads and Council Leaders across three busy merging Boroughs to ensure that change was delivered effectively, crime didn’t increase, and community and Partner needs were best met.
Frances Plowman – Senior Administrator
Frances has extensive experience in administration in the primary education sector. In her previous roles she has been responsible for budgeting, personnel management, premises, health, and safety. In her last position she was responsible for setting up the administration and business functions for a brand-new primary school.
Frances since joining the London Policing College has started starting by setting up and streamlining the administration processes which will support the company as we grow. Frances has a key role within the college and works closely with the directors and CEO. Primarily, her role is day-to-day management of the strategic direction of the London Policing College but will have opportunities to work with the team on a variety of different projects in the UK and overseas.
Paramjeet Sandhu – Social Media, Administration and Project Support
Paramjeet Kaur Sandhu has degree qualifications in Economics and Psychology BA for which she studied at the Punjab University in India.
Paramjeet is the London Policing College champion for the social media campaign and is currently developing the London Policing College social media strategy, to raise awareness about the current projects available in West London and Internationally.
She has a range of language skills as she is fluent in Hindi, Punjabi and English and has skills in computer networking and attained a post graduate diploma in computer applications where she did extensive coding using programming languages such as C++ and Java.
Paramjeet is studying and preparing for her PRINCE2 qualifications both the Practitioner’s and Foundation course.
Kyle joined the Metropolitan Police, London in 2006. During his policing career he attained extensive operational experience, including neighbourhood policing, emergency response, and crime investigation. Kyle spent 10 years specialised in the field of counter terrorism, undertaking roles in protective security and threat intelligence. Kyle was involved in the policing response to the series of London terrorist attacks in 2017 and worked directly to support the judicial inquiry and senior officers in identifying lessons learned and best practice for keeping London safe.
As well as operational experience, Kyle’s dedication to countering terrorism has included academic studies and research – leading to a Master’s degree in Terrorism & Political Violence from the University of St. Andrews. In addition, a strong passion for digital technology and education, led to Kyle founding and leading the first dedicated Virtual Reality training development team within UK policing – designing, developing, and implementing immersive police training. Since 2015, Kyle has provided lecturers internationally on terrorism, counter terrorism, radicalisation, and virtual reality technology.
During a 27-year policing career with the City of London Police, Paul has enjoyed a variety of roles focusing predominantly in the areas of public order and Intelligence. Paul worked extensively combatting domestic extremist and anarchist groups and collaborated closely with Her Majesties Prison Service. His public order roles saw him policing every major event in the UK between 1999 and 2014 including the Bush visits, Israeli Embassy demonstrations, 7/7 Aldgate bombings, G8 disturbances and the London riots of 2011.
Paul was instrumental in the creation and running of several new initiatives in UK policing including an operation targeting vice in the City of London that led to a change in the law, the establishment of the first, modern cycle response unit and the formation of the first police unit dedicated to targeting intellectual property crime. Many of these initiatives being expanded national and internationally.
During his career Paul has acted as police liaison to a number of national and international law enforcement agencies including the Home Office, US Homeland Security, Interpol and Europol in addition to managing external stakeholders including major film and music companies, large luxury brand holders and several social media platforms.
Since 2020 Paul has been part of the City of London Police PEQF lead team, training the new student officer degree course, an extremely rewarding role that has given him the opportunity to pass on his knowledge and experience to the next generation of police officers whilst allowing him to continue his own professional development.
Sutinderjit has over 31 years Police experience in the Metropolitan Police Service. His experience includes Emergency Response Teams, Public Order Commander leading high-profile incidents, Surveillance operations, crime reduction.
Sutinderjit has covert policing experience which includes illicit substances, handling, security infiltration, and Terrorism. He has received significant recognition for covert and overt policing with over 22 commendations.
As Chair of a Metropolitan Police Service Staff Association for 4 years, he was instrumental in delivering and formalising mentoring, coaching, community engagement, outreach programs. (this was recognised and adopted as good practice by other National UK Police Services).
He is actively involved in championing Engagement with The Indian High Commission and Police Services of India, thereby enhancing the engagement and development of organisations abroad.
He is now an Associate at HMICFRS involved in Force inspections and recommendations for improvement. His most recent work being in the Inspection of Force Custody suites and being part of the PEEL inspection Team.
Sutinderjit has also been instrumental in developing material for the new Detective DHEP, and PCDA program of learning delivered to new recruits to Policing in the UK. He also has recent experience of Lecturing in Policing to undergraduate students.
He holds undergraduate degrees and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Brunel London University) and is a Chartered Manager.
Our Associate Team
Dr Victor Olisa QPM (Senior Lecturer)
With over 35 years’ experience working in three UK police forces Victor has engaged in a wide range of policing roles and activities, finishing as a Chief Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police Service. During his career he worked in uniform and plain clothes in Surrey Police, before transferring to the City of London Police as a uniform Inspector before becoming a Detective Inspector in the Fraud Squad leading a team investigating high value complex fraud on large national and international financial institutions.
He worked for three years in the Home Office, leading the work on stop and search and working on other matters concerning Race in the Criminal Justice System, briefing and supporting the Attorney General and the Minister of State at the Home Office. He transferred to the Metropolitan Police Service where held several frontline policing roles, led the work on stop and search; was Borough Commander at two boroughs (including Haringey leading the recovery after the riots in 2011). His final post was lead for the Diversity Unit and led the Inclusion and Diversity work in the MPS, retiring in 2017. He has worked with Criminal Justice professionals in Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Sao Paolo, USA, Abu Dhabi and lectured at Universities in the UK and USA.
Victor is a visiting Fellow at the Mannheim Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) carrying research into the management pressures on senior police officers in the UK. His PhD was awarded at LSE in 2005, researching the Culture of Police Management.
Dr Robin Bhairam QPM (Senior Lecturer)
Robin has over 30 years’ experience of policing in London where he achieved the rank of Detective Superintendent. He has extensive operational and management experience of large-scale enquiries, critical incident management, Intelligence Management, high profile investigations and policing activity.
He has managed performance delivery, critical incidents, finance and people, leading change and project management processes at strategic and local levels. His expertise is in large and complex investigations and intelligence management, working in these roles in the Racial and Violent Crime Task force, Counter Terrorism and Frontline Policing contexts.
Robin effectively delivered extensive investigations and intelligence operations in London within frontline policing, specialist policing and the counter terrorism command. In addition to key investigations such as 9/11, 7/7, Stephen Lawrence Review, he was the Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) for the 2011 London disorders and brings both extensive operational experience and considerable experience in research and supporting students on masters and doctorial programmes.
An experienced Senior Lecturer in Criminological related subjects including Youth Gang Culture, Sexual Exploitation, Human Trafficking, Political Extremism, Counter Terrorism (Political Narrative and Radical Activity), he is a Post Graduate Supervisor experienced at master’s and Doctoral level.
Dr Eddie Otoyo (Senior Lecturer)
Eddie has over the last twenty years worked in the public sector, he has been a serving police officer with the London Metropolitan Police Service. He has extensive experience in frontline policing and community policing.
Moving into various community safety departments in London local authorities he held various roles including lead in setting up enforcement processes and policies, staff training, applying street scene legislation, engaging with the community, and leading and managing several large projects.
His most recent academic research was in the area of street based interaction between young people and the police (Stop & Search). He is an Accredited lecture at UWL – MSc Policing and various BSc courses.
Eddie holds a doctorate degree in Policing, Security and Community Safety, MA, and BSc in Social Policy & Administration.
Dr Ranjit Manghnani (Senior Lecturer)
Ranjit’s’ experience spans Merchant Navy officer as a Foreign Going Ship Master Mariner Class, MoD Police, Essex Police and HMICFRS. Ranjit completed the Strategic Command Course (SCC) and subsequently joined the Police Staff College Bramshill, as an Assistant Chief Constable and a Syndicate Director for the Strategic Command Course.
Ranjit is a qualified Executive Coach and Mentor, a Coaching Supervisor and he holds Level A and Level B (Intermediate Plus) in occupational testing from The British Psychological Society, NLP Practitioner MBTI, WAVE, NEO, Hogan & Hays EI 360 licence holder. Ranjit has coached and mentored senior police officers, both nationally and internationally, including senior police officers from Norway, Holland, Ireland, USA (FBI), Gibraltar and France.
As part of the National Senior Career Advisory Service for the police service where he coached senior police officers and staff from Superintendents to Chief Constables. His clients are senior executives from private and public sector. Ranjit has also delivered Stepping Up to Chief Officer Programme for aspiring Superintendents and Chief Superintendent. Ranjit helped in the design and delivery of CoP led national Releasing Potential Programmes for talented BAME Chief Inspectors and Superintendents and now Professional Action Learning Sets (PALS).
He reads, writes and speaks fluent Hindi and has a working knowledge of Japanese
Awarded Masters in Education, Masters in Applied Criminology through Cambridge University and a Doctorate in Change Management by Middlesex University.
Dr Stratis Andreas Efthymiou (Senior Lecturer)
Dr Stratis Andrea Efthymiou specializes in applying social research in politics, policy, and practice. His interdisciplinary research focuses on policy design, security sector reform, and gender.
Stratis is currently a Professor at the German Institute of Management and Administration—University of Law and an expert consultant at Berghof Foundation (Berlin) and Ecroys (London). In his last role as a Senior Lecturer in Applied Social Sciences, he led the Professional Doctorate in Policing, Security and Community Safety at London Metropolitan University. He redesigned the programme, including designing five new Prof Doc modules, such as ‘Knowledge-Based Policing’ and ‘Security and Policy in a Global Context’. Previously, he was an advisor to the Cyprus Minister of Defence, where he introduced several educational programmes for the military. Moreover, he possesses direct international security and peacebuilding experience with Berghof Foundation, SeeD, and Interpeace at the Cyprus Peace Negotiations in Geneva, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and Transparency International Defence and Security programme.
Stratis holds a PhD in Sociology (2015), an MSc in Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods (2010) and a BA in Sociology (2008) from the University of Sussex. He is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His recent book Nationalism, Militarism and Masculinity in Post-conflict Cyprus was published in London and New York by Palgrave Macmillan. His forthcoming book will look at Agile Organisation Design for Security Sector institutions.
Karen Hunt (Lecturer)
Karen Hunt is an investigative crime specialist who has 31 years policing experience with the Metropolitan Police. Karen has accumulated a wealth of knowledge investigating major crime as well as dealing with the diverse needs and expectations within the London Metropolitan area. A strong believer in leading by example, she will encourage and develop all aspects of team building as well as identifying individual skills.
A 27-year career in the Criminal Investigation Department included postings to the Regional Crime Squad, The Flying Squad and Homicide & Serious Crime.
Karen taught at the Scotland Yard Crime Academy, delivering training to officers from all over the UK and travelled to the Caribbean to provide training to officers from across the region.
After leaving the Metropolitan Police, Karen worked as an investigator for the Nursing & Midwifery Council, investigating allegations of misconduct within the profession and has delivered training on behalf of Edinburgh City Council.
Karen has maintained her investigative skills and knowledge by working as a freelance investigative consultant, including undercover surveillance for the security industry, and has consulted on and appeared in several television productions including Channel 4’s Hunted and ITV’s Des, an in depth look into the mind and crimes of serial killer Dennis Nilsen.
Polly Harrar (Lecturer)
Polly Harrar is a subject matter expert and founder of The Sharan Project, a registered charity (England and Wales) supporting South Asian Women in the UK who have been affected by abuse or persecution, to include forced marriage, honour abuse, dowry violence, domestic abuse, disownment and cultural conflict.
As a strategic leader, she is the joint Chair of the London Harmful Practices Group led by the Metropolitan Police, member of the Home Office National Oversight Group, the Forced Marriage Partnership Board within the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office and an advisory member for the Women’s Interfaith Network.
She is a recognised Expert Witness on Forced Marriage and Honour Based Abuse and has an extensive understanding of the wide range of harmful practices faced by BAME women and children and can regularly be heard speaking on these matters at a national and local level and through mainstream media.
Her track record in delivering training is reflected in her engagement with various UK Police Forces, CPS, Magistrates Association, Judicial College, Home Office, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Educational Institutes and front-line professionals.
Previous appointments include the National Domestic Abuse Helpline, The Stroke Association, Kaleidoscope Trust, London Development Agency and the former Commission for Racial Equality. As a multi award winning campaigner, she has been recognised by Amnesty International, 10 Downing Street and the Independent on Sunday’s Happy List amongst others.
William Brame JP (Lecturer)
William served for 30 years in the Metropolitan Police retiring as a Chief Inspector in the Specialist Firearms Command in charge of Community and Partnerships. Other positions included head of criminal justice, training lead, lead for Preventing Violent Extremism and head of Neighbourhood policing. In 2013 he was seconded to Kosovo working for the European Rule of Law mission.
After retiring he worked internationally on training and capacity building. In 2014 he worked for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe as a Senior Community and Public Safety advisor in Kosovo.
In 2016 he worked for the European Union Advisory Mission to Ukraine in various roles, lastly as the Head of General and Community Policing and deputy to the Head of Law Enforcement, responsible for a number of key EU projects.
In 2019 he became a private consultant delivering training programmes for Agriteam Canada, for the Slovakian National Police University, for the German Police training college Boblingen and supported the European Union Police Service Training programme in the Netherlands.
In 2020 he was a guest speaker at two conferences in Ukraine on strengthening the role of women in the security sector. He delivered webinars for the EU on the principles of crime prevention through environmental design and for a Nigerian law enforcement forum.
Between 2021/2022 he has worked for 13 months as a knowledge management specialist for UN Operations in Ukraine, on ‘human rights and persons kept in custody’ ‘training for trainers’ and ‘management and leadership’. He also delivered training for the Finnish ministry of the interior’s Crisis Management Centre.
He is a certified trainer for the UN institute for training and research and a member of the UN Security Sector Reform committee. He is a UN certified trainer on preventing and investigating sexual and gender-based violence in conflict.
He remains on the UK’s list of deployable expert advisors for the Foreign Office’s Stabilisation Unit for the 9th year. In the UK training on the PEQF programme and guest lecturing at universities, he is also a serving Justice of the Peace.
William holds a Master’s degree in Security Conflict and International Development, a Bachelor’s degree in Policing, as well as diplomas in assessing, training and diversity. He has had three articles published, the last for the Twai Human Security journal in Italy.