Chief Constable Mark Collins to speak at LEPH2019 on ‘The role of police in working with people with mental health issues’

LEPH2019 is pleased to announced that Chief Constable Mark Collins will speak at LEPH2019 on ‘The role of police in working with people with mental health issues

Mark Collins was appointed Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police on 18th December, 2016. He is the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Lead for Mental Health and Policing.

Mark joined Dyfed-Powys Police as a Special Constable in Carmarthen in 1987.  He transferred to the Metropolitan Police in 1991. In 1995 he returned to Dyfed-Powys Police as a Police Constable in Cardigan and, over the next 10 years, he went on to work in all four counties across the force.  He served at every rank up to Superintendent, in both  Uniform Policing and CID.

In 2006, Mark was promoted to lead the  Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU) and in more recent years has served as the ‘Preventing Violent Extremism Deputy National Co-ordinator’ based in London with a national remit. Mark also served as a Borough Commander in Waltham Forest with the Metropolitan Police and as Assistant Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable with Bedfordshire Police prior to returning to Dyfed-Powys Police as Chief Constable in December 2016.

Chief Constable Collins has a BSC in Criminal Justice Studies and is a member of the  Chartered Institute of Management.


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