Alan is listed as a guest speaker for one of our discussions but he does not work at Cumberland Lodge. We cannot share his contact details and it is not always possible for us to pass on contact enquiries to past speakers.

Mr Pughsley recently retired from Kent Police having served there as Chief Constable for almost 9 years. He is now working alongside Sir Steve House on the productivity review into Policing. Before joining Kent, Mr Pughsley had worked for the Metropolitan Police Service since 1984, where he carried out a variety of roles, mainly within the detective arena. Mr Pughsley has expertise in murder investigations, armed robbery, firearms and drug related crimes. Mr Pughsley joined Kent Police in May 2009 as Assistant Chief Constable for Specialist Operations, before creating and then leading a new joint Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, one of the largest operational collaborations in the country. 

In December 2013, Mr Pughsley was appointed Chief Constable, taking up the role in January 2014. Under his leadership, the HMICFRS PEEL Legitimacy inspection graded Kent Police as ‘Outstanding’ for 4 years consecutively – the only Force nationally to do so. In addition, on behalf of the NPCC Mr Pughsley led the Officer and Staff Safety review as well as holding several national policing portfolios, including Undercover Policing, Intelligence and Kidnap and Extortion. 

From 2020 until his retirement, Mr Pughsley led the Crime Coordination Committee, working closely with his Chief Constable peers, The National Crime Agency and the Home Office. In June 2015, Mr Pughsley also received the prestigious Queen’s Police Medal in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours list.  The medal is awarded by the Sovereign for distinguished service.