Hopes for better leadership with new College of Policing Chair

15 November 2017

Millie-Bannerjee. Chair. College of Policing

Millie Banerjee, New Chair of College of Policing

As the permanent appointment of Millie Banerjee, as Chair of the College of Policing, is confirmed, the institution charged with developing knowledge and education, and setting standards in policing needs to use the opportunity of its newly established  leadership team to set a clear vision of how it will better engage those on the frontline.

Having acted in the role for the past 12 months, Home Secretary Amber Rudd confirmed the appointment of Ms Banerjee today, Wednesday 25 November, a week after Mike Cunningham was announced as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Congratulating Ms Banerjee, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, Steve White, reiterated his call for the college to demonstrate its relevance to rank-and-file officers who are confused about its link to their day to day work.

He said: “Our members often feel disconnected from the very organisation that exists to improve their ability to perform their role.

“The college must be for the benefit of everyone, at every stage of their policing career and we want them to work closely with the Federation to bridge the gaps that exist.”

Mr White further called for the new leadership team to “take the reins” in effectively addressing the ever increasing issues of officer welfare, providing improved support in a more consistent way.