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David enjoyed 30 years service with Strathclyde Police and then the Police Service of Scotland, experiencing rural, urban and specialist policing roles. Areas of specialism included roads policing, crime prevention, criminal justice, equality and diversity and project/programme management. In his final years with the service, David was the Programme Manager for the National police reform Programme and then became the first Head of Business Change for the new Police Service of Scotland, during which time he was involved in comparative research with other policing organisations in the UK and Europe. Since leaving the Police, David set up his own company to provide consultancy services and work since has included the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 and the Serbian Ministry of the Interior. David provides strategic policing advice to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Member of the Association for Project Management and a Professional Member of the Institute of Operational Risk.
David retired as a Chief Superintendent with Police Scotland in December 2013. Throughout his service he retained an interest in Evidence Based Policing and the role that this can take incepting modern police practices. In 1998 he was awarded a Home Office Police Research Grant to study the issue of drug driving. After 2 years of research he produced a report recommending the adoption of roadside drug driving testing procedures in the UK. After further work in conjunction with the Transport Research Lab and the epartment for Transport, the report was subsequently acted upon and the techniques recommended were introduced to police training across the UK. These same techniques remain in se today. David has a strong interest in the areas of change and transformation management within the police service and has recently written 2 academic chapters. The first is on leadership through change in policing and will be published by the Oxford University Press in late 2105. The second is fora new edition of the Gower Handbook of Program Management and will be published in early 2016. David also previously had direct involvement in SIPR supported research into the opinions of senior police officers and staff following the police reform process and undertook a quality assurance role with the research authors. David is a visiting speaker on the topic of Change Management at the University of St Andrews.
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