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Matt Parr

HM Inspector of Constabulary and HM Inspector of Fire & Rescue Services
HMICFRS (confirmed)

Matt Parr was appointed as Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary in August 2016. Brought up in London, he now lives in the West Country.  He currently has responsibility for forces based in the capital, the national special forces and those in Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories. His background is in the Royal Navy, which he joined straight from Durham University.  A submariner by specialisation, he has also commanded above the waves and ashore. Much of his career was spent at sea; but among his shore appointments he was responsible for the Navy’s inspection regime and also led a Ministry of Defence-wide team conducting studies for ministers.  As a Rear-Admiral he was a member of the Navy Board.  He was head of the Submarine Service and was the Navy’s Director of Operations.  He was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 2013.

  • Training and recruitment: exploring the changing expectations from new recruits, as well as the ever-changing expectation of a modern workplace for the emergency services;
  • Innovative funding models across all blue light services;
  • Are there ways to de-politicise and minimise the process of procurements and contracts?
  • How can employee wellbeing be guaranteed, considering the high priority and unpredictable nature of emergencies?
  • Establishing the vision for the development and operation of business management and information systems for blue light services and;
  • The importance of innovation, in both a technological and cognitive sense – how all emergency services should be scrutinising and progressing their systems and models of working including digital platforms, cloud hosting and control room solutions.