Roger Gomm

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    Roger was a highly respected senior manager within the Metropolitan Police Service for over thirty years before he retired in May 2012. He has a unique background in operational command having been pivotal in all major events in London for the past 14 years. He is accustomed to working at executive and tactical levels, with outstanding communication skills and the ability to motivate others, he is well practiced in managing complex threats to people, property and reputation; achieving business continuity and managing specialist teams with national and international responsibilities, and multi-million pound budgets.

    Roger led the Casualty Bureau team in New York after the 9/11 terrorist attack, negotiating the two-way flow of information on UK casualties enabling the UK Government to support bereaved families. In July 2005, he managed the police response to the London bombings of ‘7/7’, where he used his in-depth knowledge to excellent effect. More recently he initiated the initial response to and later reviewed the London Riots of August 2011 to identify learning.

  • Areas of specialism

    Roger has developed command centre processes and training programmes to prepare individuals and teams to command major events, including the 2012 London Olympics. He is also currently a Fellow of the Security Institute (FSyI). In 2009, as part of an F&CO project he revolutionised the joint security planning in Lebanon for the first single day general election. He has designed and successfully delivered leadership, incident management training and exercises to a variety of audiences in the UK and abroad. He was the Chair of the Command & Control Working Group, London Local Resilience Forum (LLRF) from 2002 to 2012 and led strategic partnership planning.  His professional and personal commitment was recognised by Her Majesty in 2007 when he was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished service. His specialisms include:

    • Leadership
    • Crisis management
    • Corporate resilience
    • Protest activity
    • Security planning & Threat assessment
    • Emergency services incident response
    • Command level training design and delivery
  • Industry experience

    Roger has worked in a number of industries and sectors including:

    •  Policing
    •  Event and incident management
    •  Public sector & Multi-agency planning
    • Security planning in UK and overseas
    • Control room processes
  • Qualifications and training

    • Fellow and Vice Chair and Head of Training and Development at Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management (FICPEM)
    • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI)
    • Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM)
    • Associate Lecturer at Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College  (Strategic and Tactical Emergency & Crisis Management