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David Annets, the Managing Director of Leadership Lessons Limited, is a retired senior police officer with extensive experience in leadership training, risk management, command and control, crime, counter-terrorism and public protection, and holds a First Class Honours degree in Policing from Christ Church Canterbury University.

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David has delivered Senior Leadership training at the College of Policing (formerly the National Policing Improvement Agency, NPIA), including Professional Policing Skills for the College of Policing Foundation for Senior Leadership Programme in the UK, and Senior Leadership training in the Caribbean (on behalf of the Department for International Development(DfID)); in Qatar at the Police Training Institute; in USA (on behalf of the New Jersey States Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP)),

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in New Zealand (on behalf of the New Zealand, Australia and UK governments for Chiefs of Police from the Pacific Islands); and, in Morocco for the Gendarmerie Royale on behalf of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

We have also developed and delivered the Command Development Programme (CoDe-P) on behalf of the UK’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

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For God King and Country in Morocco

David retired in the rank of Detective Chief Inspector within the College of Policing where his extensive International Relations experience was put to good use within the context of European Police co-operation and training, as the UK’s National Co-ordinator for the European Police College (CEPOL). As the UK’s National Contact Point, David led the delivery of Strategic and Tactical Counter-Terrorism training for chief officers from 28 European Member States, and also taught Instruments and Systems of European Police Co-operation.

CEPOL – Contributing to European Police cooperation.

David has also carried out Training Needs Analysis throughout Europe whilst performing the role of Police Liaison Officer, delivering strategic International Police training, Training Needs Advice and Learning and Development consultancy throughout the world.


Additionally, David managed the delivery of UK sponsored European Police College (CEPOL) Courses, specialising not only in Strategic and Operational Counter-terrorism for European Police chiefs, but also acted as UK government support to CEPOL including managing relationships with UK police, the Department for International Development, (DfID), The National Crime Agency (NCA), the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), and Home Office EU Policing Policy.

He has also performed the role of policing adviser to the voting member to the Governing Board of the EU agency responsible for the training of senior law enforcement, CEPOL.

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CEPOL Governing Board

David is also proud to have been awarded with Honorary Membership of New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP), having been elected to the body by its then President Paul Cell, and the Executive Director Mitchell Sklar Esq.

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Honorary Member

As an accredited Training Accreditation Programme (TAP) learning and development professional, David is a member of the British Institute for Learning and Development.

Member of the British Institute for Learning and Development

David is also an accredited Myers Briggs Type Indicator (Step 1) practitioner, and continues to be engaged in delivering Leadership skills overseas to Chiefs of Police.

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College of Policing UK

Since leaving the police, David became the Director for the Policing Sector, and the International Director, for the two-times Queen’s Award winning Training Accreditation Programme (TAP) for Learning and Development professionals, helping to professionalise the L&D sector through world-class training which has uniquely received the most prestigious business award twice!:- namely the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation in Quality Assurance of L&D.

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TAP Accredited Learning & Development Professional

The ethos of Leadership Lessons Limited, and our trusted partners, is to teach these ethical police leadership skills to the private sector.

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Senior Police Officer, Crime, Counter-terrorism – and Uniform Operations

College of Policing National Contact Point for CEPOL, The European Police College.

College of Policing International Policing Advisor (Europe).

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College of Policing UK

Course lead tutor for Professional Policing Skills at College of Policing, and tutor for Executive and Business Skills, on the Foundation for Senior Leadership courses.

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Course Lead Tutor for Pacific Islands Senior Leadership Programme at Royal New Zealand Police College, Nr Wellington, for senior police leaders from Niue Islands, Marshall islands, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand, Tuvalu Islands, the Cook Islands and Vanuatu Island.

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Tutor for Pacific Islands Senior Leadership Programme, delivered in Auckland, New Zealand on behalf of the UK, Australia and New Zealand Governments.

Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police
Pacific Islands Senior Leadership Development programme Auckland

Honorary Member of New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

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Honorary Member NJSACOP

Course Director for Senior Leadership Seminar for New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police

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NJSACOP on steps of Bramshill House

Course Director for the Foundation for Executive Leadership program for New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police.

Course Director Strategic Counter-Terrorism for European Chiefs of Police

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CEPOL Governing Board Meeting

Course Director Instruments and Systems of European Policing Co-operation.

Course Director: Motivational Management and Team Building for Financial Investigations in the Eastern Caribbean on behalf of the Department for International Development (DfID) and the Eastern Caribbean Financial Investigation Advisory Team (ECFIAT).

Course Director Social Media Implications for Law Enforcement in Europe.

Lead Tutor for the 3-week Strategic Police leadership programme delivered to Colonels of the Gendarmerie Royale in Casablanca, Morocco, preparing them for promotion to Major General, and covering self-awareness, organisational change and command and control.

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Practitioner within the Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organised Crime Research (CENTRIC) at Sheffield Hallam University.

Course Tutor for Foundation for Leadership for Lieutenants at Qatari Police Training Institute.

Course Director and lead tutor for the Command Development Programme (CoDe-P) designed specifically for the UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

Member of the British Institute for Learning and Development.

Director Dave Annets BSc (Hons) TAP.dip MBILD

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