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Police expert joins Northgate Public Services

Northgate Public Services today announces the appointment of former police officer Geoff Anderson as the lead adviser on policing excellence as the company gears up its activities to respond to the challenges facing policing at a time of unprecedented demand.

Geoff was previously with Avon and Somerset Police where he held the position of Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Criminal Investigations Department. He was responsible for managing the response to major and serious crime for a force of 6,000 staff with a community of 1.5 million citizens.

Geoff is a highly accomplished senior manager and investigator with considerable experience spanning a wide spectrum of policing, including the delivery of innovative and strategic multi agency initiatives across the public and criminal justice arena. His involvement with numerous national groups including the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) Workforce Modernisation Programme, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Homicide Working Group and the Southwest Regional Collaboration Project gave him the opportunity to influence the direction of the law enforcement community both at a local and national level.

For Northgate, Geoff will be the senior officer responsible for shaping and guiding its policing business, strengthening further the company’s innovation work with police forces throughout the UK and abroad. He will lead the development of partnership work to ensure that business process change is police-led and professionally informed.

Ian Blackhurst, Managing Director, Public Safety, Northgate Public Services, said today: “I am delighted to welcome Geoff to Northgate at a pivotal time in the development of our public service business. The economic and social challenges facing the police service are unprecedented. The breadth and depth of Geoff’s experience will help us consolidate the relationships that we enjoy with police forces up and down the land and work with them in partnership to build citizen satisfaction and public trust through innovation.”

Geoff Anderson added: “I am thrilled to be helping Northgate at such an excitingtime in the company’s development. Innovation must be informed by the day-to-day practice and operational demands of the police and measured by the levels of public satisfaction. There is a clear realisation that radical change is necessary in how the service is currently run. I believe that there is enormous opportunity to innovate within the police service and develop creative and innovative responses in trusted partnerships and look forward to working with the police in my new role.”

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Notes to Editors

1. Northgate Public Services is an innovative provider of transformation and improvement services to the public sector. It is committed to high quality public services that place individuals and their communities at their heart. Its knowledge and understanding of people’s needs are core to its business, as too, is its depth and breadth across public services.

2. Northgate’s task is to enhance public value through the intelligent use of people and technology; to understand why and what change is necessary; to provide new thinking leading to improved performance; and to link company rewards with positive outcomes for the communities for whom it works. It supports transformation through sustainable performance partnerships.

3. In the UK, Northgate works with ninety five per cent of local authorities, every police force, and a large number of health organisations, housing associations, utilities and transport companies. Founded in 1969, the company has nearly 8,000 employees.