EMPAC’s strategic leads are Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa, and Deputy Chief Constable Kate Meynell, on behalf of the East Midlands region.
Hardyal Dhindsa is a psychology graduate, who qualified as a Social Worker from the London School of Economics and went on to 30 years’ experience as a senior Probation Manager in Nottinghamshire, prior to being elected as Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.
Kate Meynell is a former Assistant Chief Constable from Nottinghamshire, who became the Derbyshire Deputy Chief Constable in Derbyshire in January 2021. Kate was Head of EMSOU Major Crime and was responsible for overseeing major crime investigations across the East Midlands.
EMPAC’s Research Partnerships Manager, who reports to the strategic leads, is Dr John Coxhead. John is a former police officer of 30 years, now employed as specialist police staff. As a ‘pracademic’ he completed his doctorate back in 2006 and has current professorships at Keele and Loughborough Universities, as well as being external examiner at Sheffield Hallam University (undergraduate policing), Manchester Metropolitan University (MA Applied Criminology) and the University of Wales Trinity St David (MSc Policing Leadership). He is a resident journalistic columnist with Police Professional (the UK’s biggest selling policing publication) and his most recent book – Research for Police Professionals – is co-authored with Professor Ken Pease (University College, London).
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EMPAC Office Administration:-
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The Single Point of Contacts (SPOCs) for each member organisation are:
Derbyshire Constabulary – Supt Jed Keen
Leicestershire Police – Graham Pickering
Linconshire Police – C/Supt Chris Davison
Northamptonshire Police – Sarah Calvert / Nicole Plummer
Nottinghamshire Police – DCI Neil Humphris
EMSOU – Laura Hallam
De Montfort University – Professor Rob Canton / Professor Dave Walsh
University of Derby – Professor Phil Hodgson
University of Leicester – Associate Professor Matt Hopkins / Dr Claire Davis
University of Lincoln – Professor Karen Harrison
Loughborough University – Professor Peter Kawalek
University of Northampton – Dr Matthew Callender / Dave Hill
Nottingham Trent University – Professor Cillian Ryan / Dr Rowena Hill / Associate Professor Andy Newton
University of Nottingham – Professor Todd Landman / Associate Professor Kerry Clamp