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  McKenzie Friend Paul Cunningham  
  Covering: Covering Bridlington, Beverley, Doncaster, Hull, Leeds, Goole, Grimsby, Halifax, Scunthorpe  
  About Paul Cunningham:

I served as a police officer for thirty years from the rank of Constable up to Chief Inspector, including eleven years in senior management.

I undertook the role of a senior investigating officer in homicides and other serious offences, national representation in relation to tackling violent crime, a leading figure in the implementation of neighbourhood policing, repeat victim reduction, redesign and implementation of fair justice and involvement in the national police integrity review through an attachment to Her Majesty Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

I received police commendations and a national award from The Howard League for Penal Reform for leading work on the diversion of female offenders from the core criminal justice system. My career has provided me with the following skills, qualifications and attributes which are important in the role as a trusted McKenzie Friend: -

  • Police Senior Leadership Development
  • ProgrammeExperience within Criminal and Civil
  • CourtsCriminal Justice leadership
  • Negotiation and Influencing
  • Major Criminal Investigation
  • Effective Communication
  • Leadership
  • Diversity

Since retiring from the Police, I have experience as an ambulance care assistant and as a trained and qualified mediator and restorative justice practitioner.  These roles enable me to directly help reduce conflict, bring people together, recover from traumatic life experiences and achieve positive futures with optimism.  These skills are directly transferrable to the role of a trusted McKenzie Friend.