Strategic Criminal Justice Neurodiversity Advisor

Creased Puddle have said they are delighted to welcome Former Assistant Chief Constable Darren Downs in joining our Criminal Justice Team here at Creased Puddle.  Darren has taken up the post of Strategic Criminal Justice Neurodiversity Advisor and will be assisting local, regional and national policing organisations in finding solutions for their neurodiversity portfolios. Darren comes with a huge amount of experience in Public Order, Firearms, Event Management and the management of Major and Critical Incidents. He is qualified as Gold Public Order Commander, Strategic Firearms Commander and MAGIC trained.

Darren has completed a total of 30 years’ experience in policing covering all core roles such as response, neighbourhood and investigation, and more specialist roles including Human Resources, Roads Policing and Specialist Ops, Custody, Corporate Development and Governance.

“I have a real passion and interest in Diversity, Equality and Inclusion and have led police responses to all activity connected to this portfolio. All aspects of diversity and inclusion are essential to effective organisations and all processes including selection and promotion must be truly inclusive. I feel very passionate that the only way we will maximise individual, team and organisational performance, and allow them to reach their potential is through a true understanding of diversity and in particular neurodiversity.”