Emergency response

Emergency response

About this theme

This theme covers topics relating to encouraging innovation in the management of public emergencies of all kinds, from prevention to response and post-crisis recovery. Many Fellows have undertaken projects addressing this over the years including via our recent programme of Fellowships on emergency response which ran during 2019-2020.

Fellows' updates June 2023 Fellow's update: Gavin McKinnon

Chief Officer of Kent Special Constabulary, Gavin McKinnon, has been awarded an OBE in HM The King’s first Birthday Honours List. The award was given in recognition of his work to transform Kent Police’s Special Constabulary. Gavin has overseen many national firsts including Special Constables fully qualifying as accredited detectives, police driving and public order instructors, and Special Branch examiners under the Terrorism Act. Gavin's Fellowship focused on getting the best for communities from volunteer police officers by reviewing volunteer policing in North America.

By Gavin McKinnon, 2023

Fellows' updates May 2023 Fellow's update: Dave Grimstead

Co-founder and Chief Executive of Locate, Dave Grimstead (CF 2020) featured in The Guardian in an article about an unidentified woman who jumped from Wembly Point in 2004. Dave is a former police officer and uses his skills and experience with Locate to examine cold cases of missing people and unidentified bodies. Another Churchill Fellow, Emma Tilley (CF 2020) has volunteered with Locate and she is also mentioned in the article.

By Dave Grimstead, 2023

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