And other opportunities for user assurance.
Operational Evaluation Lead, Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme, Home Office
Richard Morris is an experienced leader and practitioner in the field of operational strategic leadership, command and control, and communications. After a thirty-year policing career, the last ten at chief officer level, he continues to work in the policing and security sector. His main role since January 2021 has been as Head of Operational Evaluation and User-led Assurance on the Government’s Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP). Prior to that, his consultancy operations included a placement in Guyana, advising on their new national command and control centre and associated protocols.
In his long and varied policing career, Richard worked in both the Metropolitan Police and Surrey forces. As well as leading for the Police on ESMCP (the programme he has since re-joined), he held posts as Commander Security within Specialist Operations in the Met, and before that, as Chief of Staff to the National Olympic Security Coordinator in the run-up to, and during, the London 2012 Games.
Richard graduated in modern history from Oxford University prior to joining the police, and he also holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education and an Institute of Directors’ Certificate in Company Direction. He is married, with a grown-up daughter, and lives in Surrey.