Non executive director
Mike Franklin is a former Commissioner with the Independent Police Complaints Commission who served as Commissioner from 2003-2008 in the North West Region and was responsible for handling complaints in Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Port of Liverpool and Mersey Tunnel police forces. He was also National Lead Commissioner for policy relating to Police Negotiators and stop and search powers.
Reappointed for a second term from 2008- 2013, Mike took over as Commissioner for the London and South East Region, with responsibility for complaint investigations in Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Thames Valley, Hampshire and Metropolitan police forces. He also was IPCC Commissioner for the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). Investigations included fatal police shootings, deaths in police custody, Stop and Search, Terrorism Powers, corruption and domestic violence-related murders. Mike’s portfolio included- § IPCC Stop and Search National Lead Commissioner § IPCC Deaths in Police Custody National Lead Commissioner § IPCC rep on Ministerial Board for Deaths in Custody § IPCC/DFID/FCO International representative/Police Oversight Expert (Jamaica, Kenya, Norway, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Canada)
HM Assistant Inspector of Constabulary HM Inspectorate of Constabulary 2000-2003 § Specialist Assistant Inspector, Race and Diversity (43 police forces, England and Wales)
Employment Advocate –Sutton Racial Equality Council 1991-2000 Preparing cases for Employment Tribunals Representing clients at ET Hearings Negotiating settlements via ACAS and directly with Respondents’ legal reps
Mike has experience from a number of other positions he has held: TUC Race Relations Committee
Board of Visitors (HMP Highdown) Governor (Stockwell Park School) Vice Chair- Independent Advisory Group (MPS) Chair- Community-Police Consultative Group for Lambeth Non-Executive Director – Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust Non Executive Committee Member – Solicitors Regulation Authority Vice Chair- Brixton Circle Projects (Mental Health Charity) In addition to his role as a Non Executive Director at SLAM, Mike is currently an Independent Member of the Ministry of Defence Police Committee and is the Committee’s Professional Standards Lead.