Paul holds a MSc in Community Safety and is the recipient of a Fulbright (Police) Scholarship to study community policing in the USA. A former superintendent with London’s Metropolitan Police (UK) with 31 years of public service, covering operational, policy and strategic commands in criminal investigation, public order policing, human resource management, corporate planning, safer schools, public and police partnership development, community cohesion, community policing and anti-terrorism. Paul is a highly seasoned management professional, experienced in leading complex partnership portfolios. During a secondment to Whitehall Paul worked with a team of Civil Servants in central government in implementing the Government’s Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy.
In addition he has supervised large teams of operational police officers at numerous police stations across south and central London. He is accomplished and widely experienced in change management, negotiation and delivery of key-note presentations in the UK and abroad, chairing large conferences and numerous senior level partnership meetings. A keen advocate of race equality Paul was the architect and subsequently the Chairman of the London Black Police Association (BPA) and the first elected Chair of the National (UK) Black Police Association (NBPA). He has published a number of papers on the issue of race and policing in the UK.
Following retirement from policing and an invitation to relocate to South Africa, Paul established the NGO, Safer South Africa Foundation, and as CEO was responsible for developing its role in the field of criminal justice advocacy and crime prevention.
Stanley holds a BSc (Hon) Probation & Social Work Studies, a Post Graduate Diploma: Business Management and a PRINCE2 (Project Management Methodology) Award. He is currently seconded to National Offender Management Service (NOMS, Ministry of Justice in London) where he is policy lead on the Integrated Offender Management and Partnerships for England and Wales. During the last 20 years he has pursued a career both in his native South Africa and the United Kingdom, covering operational, policy and strategic management, human resource management, project management and international consultancy and advisory work.
Stanley has worked in Probation delivery, including Prison Service, Community Service, Crown Court and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. Stanley is an astute leader, holding key responsibilities for policy development and implementation for central Government covering the National Probation Service, Prison Service (Public and Contracted) and the 21 Community Rehabilitation Companies across England and Wales. Similarly, he is accomplished in project management, consultations and delivery of key-note presentations at conferences in the UK and abroad. Given his current role, he serves on national boards at the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice in collaboration with Police Forces, Community Safety Partnerships and other Criminal Justice Agencies nationally. Since 2012 he has been the International Advisor on criminal justice to Safer South Africa Foundation (NGO).
Zamani holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in Crime Prevention Management, Diploma in Training Management, Certificate in Personnel Management, Diploma in Education (High schools)and Certificate in Management of Training. He has extensive experience in training Crime Prevention Techniques to different communities throughout the country. He also specialises in working with problematic learners in different high schools with the objective of realising behaviour modification.
This experience has led to a range of unique opportunities to deal with crime in the schools holistically, working with the School Governing Bodies, Faith Based Organisations, Department of Education, Department of Basic Education, Department of Correctional Service, South African Police Services, Johannesburg Metro Police Department, Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and Department of Correctional Services. Zamani has been appointed to sit on numerous committees such as PIC (Provincial Implementation Committee ), a structure that is chaired by the DCS together with the Gauteng province DoE School Safety Department.
He has worked in numerous Correctional facilities where he has facilitated different youth programmes to ensure that youth in conflict with the Law are equipped to adapt to life outside prison and also ensure that they integrate into the same communities where they lived prior to their incarceration. As a schoolteacher for 14 years Zamani taught High school learners from different backgrounds. He was appointed Head of Department for seven years, Head of Sport for three years and a member of the Disciplinary Committee for 10 years. Zamani's skills and wide ranging experience in the field of crime and schools have made him a popular choice with the media and his views on issues related to crime and crime prevention are often sought by SABC 3 NEWS, SABC 2 and SAFM where his commentary on issues of crime and violence facing the youth and cyber bullying in the schools and community is well respected.
Kray has a BA General Degree and Post Graduate Certificates in Business Communication, Spreadsheet Processing Techniques, Word Processing Techniques, Assessor and Moderator Certificates. An experienced educator, facilitator and training manager with over 14 years experience. Kray Mathias has facilitated and trained delegates from both the corporate and public sector of South Africa in soft skills training.
He has taught High school learners from different backgrounds (that included rural, farm and urban environments) for 7 years. In all the four different schools that he taught in, he has been a member of administration. He was a Head of Department for seven years, a Head of Sport for three years and a member of the Disciplinary Committee for a year.
He has worked for FET Colleges and Private Training companies and in that period gleaned a lot of experience in terms of handling community affairs, facilitating in a corporate environment, budgeting and team building skills. Has experience of working with NGOs as a facilitating consultant with a school safety programme called Hlayiseka-Early Warning system. Particularly interested in helping people increase their self-awareness, focus, motivation and commitment to develop great self management and inter-personal skills to build powerful teams, to recognize, manage and use their skills, knowledge and instincts more effectively in their pursuit of success.