Police Federation

PFEW’s Paul Matthews to join College of Policing board

25 October 2023

The College of Policing has announced that Police Federation of England and Wales’ Professional Development Lead, Paul Matthews, will be joining its board as a non-executive director.

Paul is also the deputy secretary of the Police Federation National Detectives’ Forum.

One of two new additions to the board, Paul has a wealth of experience as a police officer, Federation rep, National Board member and professional development lead.

Paul joined the Federation as a rep in 2013 before being elected as Region 8 National Board representative in 2022.

On his appointment, Paul said: “It is a pleasure to have been accepted onto the board of the College of Policing. During my career and time at the Police Federation, I have been passionate about the way that officers can maximise their potential through professional development.

“Through my position as professional development lead and my new position with the College of Policing, I hope to bring positive changes to allow every officer across the country to maximise their potential.”

Paul recently delivered a session on leadership in policing at the PFEW Annual Conference 2023, taking an examined look at the failings of current and historic police leadership that goes someway to explain why policing is at the crossroads it finds itself at today.


You can read more about that session here or watch it in full here.

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