Stan GilmourSuperintendent; Head of Violence Reduction Unit at Thames Valley Police, Reading, England

Stan Gilmour


Stan is the Commander of police in Reading, Berkshire, UK, and a member of the Global Law Enforcement and Public Health Association.  He is a Visiting Policy Fellow in the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Bath, and an External Examiner for the London Metropolitan UniversitySchool of Social Sciences’ Doctorate, Master, and Bachelor degree programmes in policing and leadership.

Stan has a wide operational policing background including as a senior detective, having worked in Armed Policing, Counter Terrorism, Major Crime, Intelligence, Organised Crime, and Neighbourhood Policing roles at local, regional, national, and international levels Stan brings a diverse perspective to his work.

Stan Chairs or is a member of several local partnership boards dealing with community safety, health, and wellbeing e.g. Youth Justice Partnership Board, Community Safety Partnership Board, Health and Wellbeing Board, Local Safeguarding Boards for Adults and Children, and the Troubled Families Management Board as well as chairing national cross-sector partnership Working Groups dealing with extreme risk and vulnerability e.g. Threats to Life and Online Blackmail.  He was a member of the College of Policing Guidelines Committee for the establishment of the new Neighbourhood Policing Guidelines, published in 2018.  He is a member of the national Police and Public Health Consensus Working Group and the Public Health Reduction in Child Crime and Recidivism Group, he is a also a member of the national Criminal Justice and Acquired Brain Injury Group, and the convener of the international Police and Public Health Research Group.

He is a Trustee of Connect Reading, a charity bringing business and communities together, a Strategic Adviser to Ethical Reading, a group seeking to establish more ethical business processes, and a founder of Reading’s cross sector community development group, and is also a Chair of School Governors.

Stan’s current areas of interest include the establishment of Trauma Informed Practice and Trauma Informed Communities and the development of Problem Solving Policing across Thames Valley.

Stan is widely published in areas of policing, organised crime, counter terrorism, and professional standards, and has been a guest lecturer in prominent universities at home and abroad.  He is an International Advisor for the European Review of Organised Crime and his next book, an edited volume on Organised Crime and Politics, is due for publication in Spring 2019 by Edward Elgar.


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