Institute of Civil Protection and
Emergency Management
Uniting Academics with Professionals to
Promote Excellence in Civil Protection



Paul Collard


Paul recently retired from Sussex Police after 30 years’ service, having spent 16 years as one of the Force Emergency Planning Officers and latterly the EP Manager for Surrey & Sussex Police.

Paul joined the ICPEM in 2004 and became a Fellow in 2014.

Paul has been involved in the response to a number of Major Incidents in Sussex including the Shortgate Fireworks factory explosion and most recently as the Police Silver Commanders Tactical Advisor at the Shoreham Airshow and then subsequently part of the Victim recovery process as the Victim Audit Area Manager.

Paul has extensive practical and planning experience in the Event industry having been part of a 12 hour music event on in his then home town of Mayfield. East Sussex as the Safety and Security manager on 4 occasions. Paul has a Diploma in Emergency Planning from Coventry University.