Paul joined the National Crime Agency (NCA) in July 2019 in the National Intelligence Hub, where he led a range of capabilities including the National Firearms Targeting Centre, the National Drugs Targeting Centre and Tactical Analysis. In July 2021 he was promoted to Deputy Director with responsibility for National Tasking and Co-ordination and the United Kingdom Protected Persons Service. In December 2022 he was appointed to lead the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU).
Paul joined the NCA from West Midlands Police where he was Head of Intelligence in the Regional Organised Crime Unit (ROCU) and prior to that, Deputy Head of Covert Operations. He has previously worked in Counter Terrorism and Offender Management plus a range of frontline operational policing roles.
As Head of the NCA’s National Cyber Crime Unit, Paul is responsible for all NCA Cyber Crime operations and capabilities plus the strategic leadership of the UK Law Enforcement response to the threat. He is also chair of the International Cyber Crime Operations Group (ICCOG), a forum that brings together international law enforcement agencies to collaborate on strategies, operations, capabilities and data exploitation.
Paul is an advocate of Evidence Based Policing and holds an MSc in Police Leadership and Management from Warwick Business School. He is also an experienced Hostage and Crisis Negotiator.
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