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2014-07-07 12:27

COMPOSITE conference "Good Leaderships in Times of Change – Empirical Findings and Suggestions for Police Leaders" by Kate Horton

COMPOSITE's final conference on "Good Leaderships in Times of Change – Empirical Findings and Suggestions for Police Leaders" on 12 and 13 June 2014 in Rotterdam (the Netherlands)

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2014-07-03 13:45

"Police is regain control by using twitter and Co."

COMPOSITE researcher were interviewed about their research on "police & social media".

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End User Board

The End User Board is an important part of the governing structure of COMPOSITE. It consists of EU police officers from all participating countries on operational and tactical levels. The members of the End User Board act as a sounding board for quality and relevance of the deliverables and are especially important to discuss cultural and national differences in police work. They will suggest appropriate dissemination tactics and make sure that the materials produced are effectively used in police forces and provide new insights and advice for security policy makers. The End User Board will meet in a plenary with the project management team twice every year.


Members of the End User Board are:

Mr. Paul Spaens (Lokale Politie, Belgium)

I am Paul SPAENS. I come from Belgium. I have worked during twenty years at the local police service in SINT-NIKLAAS, a city of approximately 77,000 inhabitants near Antwerp. The local unit has 250 members. I have experiences in all aspects of the basic police work, as an executive also as a leading person and as member of the general staff. 
The last seven years, I'm working in Brussels as a vice secretary at the Permanent Commission of the Local Police. It is the only representative advisory institute of the 196 local police services. About twenty representative elected chiefs of police come together once a month. On the request of authorities, the federal police, or on its own initiative, recommendations are given on questions which are dealing with all aspects of the police, the organisations, and HRM.
The employees represent the commission and therefore  also the local police at meetings, negotiations, and working reunions.
In that context I manage in the first place the files concerning all trainings and education within the police, in general, but also among punctual items like integrety, deontology, discipline, and human rights. The large domain of public order belongs also to my competences. Furthermore the care for victims, recruitment,  community oriented police and information led police. I'm also involved in de guidance of scientific research. During the next six months I'm leading the service.

Ms. Ann Massei (Federale Politie, Belgium)

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Mr. Mark Crispel (Lokale Politie, Belgium)

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Mr. Geert Smet (Lokale Politie, Voorkempen, Belgium)

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N.N. (Czech Republic)

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Mrs. Anemona Peres (Frontex, EU)

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Mr. Didier Rosselin (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de la Police, France)

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Mr. Andreas Backhoff (Brandenburg Police, Germany)

Als 46jährihger Familienvater wohne ich gemeinsam mit meiner Lebensgefährtin und derzeit insgesamt fünf Kindern in der Stadt Werder/Havel; OT Glindow.


Im Jahr 1984 begann meine berufliche Entwicklung u.a. als Streifenbeamter im mittleren Dienst in der Polizei des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen. Nach erfolgreichem Laufbahnwechsel in den gehobenen Dienst, wechselte ich im Jahr 1993 als Polizeikommissar in die Polizei des Landes Brandenburg und übernahm verschiedene Führungs- und Sonderaufgaben, zuletzt als Polizeihauptkommissar, im Polizeipräsidium Potsdam.


Von 1998 bis 2000 absolvierte ich erfolgreich den Aufstiegslehrgang zum höheren Dienst an der Hochschule der Polizei in Münster. Meine Anschlussverwendung erfolgte in verschiedenen Führungsfunktionen im Ministerium des Innern des Landes Brandenburg, wo ich unter anderem das Lagezentrum des Innenministeriums leitete, für das Land Brandenburg die polizeilichen Maßnahmen bei der Einführung der Euro-Währung koordiniert habe und an dem Aufbau einer strategischen Einheit zur Bekämpfung des Terrorismus mitwirkte. Die Internetwache der Polizei wurde in meinem Verantwortungsbereich entworfen und eingeführt. Als Referent an der Seite Inspekteurs der Polizei trug ich ab dem Jahr 2005 Fachverantwortung für strategische Planung, Steuerung und Führung, Controlling und Benchmarking der Polizei des Landes Brandenburg. Über Jahre hatte ich Gelegenheit, an einem Twinnigprojekt zum Umbau der Polizei in Mazedonien mitzuwirken, mit diesem und weiteren Projekten verbunden waren wiederholte Auslandsaufenthalte.


Seit November 2007 übe ich die Funktion des stellvertretenden Schutzbereichsleiters und Leiter der Führungsstelle im Schutzbereich Brandenburg aus.

Als nebenamtlicher Dozent unterrichte ich seit elf Jahren die Ratsanwärter der Länder Brandenburg und Berlin an der Fachhochschule der Polizei des Landes Brandenburg.


In meiner Freizeit widme ich mich überwiegend der Familie, es bleibt ein wenig Zeit für Konzertbesuche, das Angeln und das Motorradfahren.

Mr. Marco Langner (Berlin Police, Germany)

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Mr. Martin Kuntze (Rheinland-Pfalz Police, Germany)

Mr. Martin KUNTZE is a Senior Police Officer in the State Police Force of Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) and a representative of the Ministry of the Interior, for Sports and Infrastructure of Rheinland-Pfalz. Since 2010, he is responsible for police leadership (particularly the implementation of the mission statement) and traffic police issues.


His current projects are: 1.) Optimizing the statewide structure of the highway police organisation; 2.) Restructuring of police prevention activities in the field of traffic safety; 3.) Leading a nationwide working group to develop a traffic police concept concerning Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMCG); 4.) Monitoring and Implementing of police leadership strategies and issues within the police force.


From 2008 to 2010, he was deputy head of the Department for Operational Support at the State Office of Criminal Investigation (LKA). He was also in charge for combating cybercrime and for telephone/internet surveillance. In the years 2007 to 2008, he worked as a consultant in the Unit for Operations, Police Leadership, and Traffic Police Matters at the Pheinland Pfalz Ministry of the Interior and for Sports Mr. Kuntze joined the police in 1993 and worked in different functions from front-line to supervisory and strategic level since.

Mr. Antonio Servedio (Arma dei Carabinieri, Italy)

Lt. Col. Antonio Servedio is Officer at the International Co-operation Office of the Italian Carabinieri General Headquarter in Rome.

Mr. Valerio Cappello (Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Italy)

V.Q.A.F. Valerio Cappello is Commander at the Corpo Forestale dello Stato Provincial Command of Biella.

Mr. Sašo Avramovski (Ministry of the Interior, Macedonia)

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Mr. Chris Starmans (Regiopolitie Limburg-Zuid, The Netherlands)

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Mr. Peter Gieling (Politie Gooi- en Vechtstreek, The Netherlands)

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Mr. Lucian Filipoaia (Border Police, Romania)

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Mrs. Laura-Simona Negoita (Border Police, Romania)

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Mr. Eduard Sallent (Mossos d’Esquadra, Spain)

Intendent Eduard Sallent, is a senior officer of the Catalan police force, Mossos d’Esquadra. He serves as a head of the Technical Area and is in charge of several tasks: performance assessment, monitoring actions and objectives for the police, and accountability to citizens.

He holds a degree in philosophy, and has collaborated with some universities in the design of Masters programmes and on seminars on public safety and policing.

He has international experience through participation in European projects and as an expert of the Council of Europe and the UN-Habitat. He has collaborated closely with UNESCO on issues of policing and managing diversity.

Mr. Emilio Monteagudo (Madrid Municipal Police, Spain)

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Mr. Oskar Santos Tapia (Madrid Municipal Police, Spain)

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Mr. David Fortune (Yorkshire Forward, United Kingdom)

David is a serving UK Police officer. He has over 28 years policing experience in a variety of operational and management roles. He is currently working with all four regional police forces in Yorkshire and Humber region of the UK. He  is the senior police officer in charge of Project 2013, a project  looking at the regions strategic engagement with Europe. He helped develop projects funded by DG Home Affairs; Interreg IVB and the EU’s FP7 programme. In addition to COMPOSITE he is also involved with EU funded projects tackling issues such as crime against business, metal theft, domestic violence, terrorism  and  pan-European ballistics intelligence sharing. David worked as a member of Europol’s High Level Expert group on property crime and was a co-author of Europol’s report and assessment on cargo crime . He has also undertaken project evaluation on behalf of the European Commission and is a registered expert for the TAIEX programme.

Outside work David has three grown up children and enjoys travel, watching sport and relaxing. He supports Newcastle United football club and if nothing else this proves he also has a good sense of humour and is the eternal optimist!

Mr. Tim Forber (Greater Manchester Police, United Kingdom)

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Mr. Dave Orford (Durham Constabulary, United Kingdom)

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