Director of Inspections and Enforcement

Paul Fullwood


Paul was appointed as the interim Director for Inspections and Enforcement of the SIA on 17th May 2021. He was confirmed in the permanent role on 21 December 2021.


Paul joined the SIA after a 33-year career with the Police Service and previously HM Armed Forces. Paul retired from policing in 2020 as Assistant Chief Constable for Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Constabularies with responsibility for major crime, armed policing, counter terrorism, roads policing, scientific services, civil contingencies, dogs and public order specialist services.

Paul was the national policing lead for the strategic investigation of complex, sensitive and serious crime, advising on policy, mentoring and developing future senior law enforcement leaders and senior detectives. Paul has been a detective at every rank and has served previously with Sussex Police, National Crime Squad and Cambridgeshire Constabulary.

Paul continues to provide support across UK law enforcement as a College of Policing Associate and advisor. This also includes ongoing oversight of a high-profile child homicide enquiry and recently leading on sensitive national thematic/homicide reviews on behalf of the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) across the United Kingdom.

Director of Inspections and Enforcement

Security Industry Authority

Previous roles in government

  • Interim Director of Inspections and Enforcement