Arquebus is delighted to announce the appointment of three new team members. These appointments represent the growth of the organisation and the high standard and skill level the organisation is building its global brand upon.
Firstly, Arquebus welcomes Adrian Whiting QPM as Head of Small Arms & Light Weapons Control Projects. Adrian served for more than thirty years in the UK Police Service, undertaking duties in London, Hampshire and for eleven years as the Assistant Chief Constable (Operations) for Dorset.
Operationally he commanded the Safety & Security operation for the London 2012 sailing events, a number of party political conference security operations and served as a Police Strategic Firearms Commander, including as a member of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Counter Terrorist Extreme Threats Commanders Cadre. This latter role was a national one concerning combined response to extreme threats, involving joint work with UK Armed Forces. Adrian undertook national responsibility, on behalf of UK ACPO, as the Lead Chief Officer for firearms and explosives control, which included border security and international liaison. He developed policy and assessed technical matters for interpretation.
Secondly Geoff Spicer has been appointed as Head of Training Services. Geoff’s unique blend of operational policing experience, academic qualification and experience of training law enforcement agencies world-wide allow him to design and deliver the most powerful training events to clients. Geoff has already delivered a comprehensive Arquebus firearms training project on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Firearms and Risk Management (FERM) Project in Kosovo.
As a Chief Superintendent with over 30 years’ experience he retired from the UK police service in July 2014. At that time he was the Area Commander for one of the largest and highest performing command units in the South West of England commanding over 1,000 staff with responsibility for a budget circa. £50 million.
Geoff is an accredited UK National Police Trainer who holds industry standard qualifications in adult and further education as well as a 1st Class honours degree in education.
In addition, Molly Jenkins has been appointed as Project Support Officer for Arquebus. Molly’s primary role is to support the Project Leads and Management Team in areas such as SALW Control Projects and the European Union funded, Project EFFECT.
Matt Lewis, Director of Arquebus said;
“I am delighted to welcome such talented and skilled individuals to the Arquebus team. Our work in supporting international organisations, governments and the law enforcement community as a whole has never been more relevant or required.
“I am confident that the skills our new appointments bring to Arquebus are without doubt world-class.”