Mike Franklin is a former Commissioner with the Independent Police Complaints Commission who served as Commissioner from 2003-2008 in the North West Region and was responsible for handling complaints in Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, Port of Liverpool and Mersey Tunnel police forces. He was also National Lead Commissioner for policy relating to Police Negotiators and stop and search powers.
Reappointed for a second term from 2008- 2013, Mike took over as Commissioner for the London and South East Region, with responsibility for complaint investigations in Surrey, Sussex, Kent, Thames Valley, Hampshire and Metropolitan police forces. He also was IPCC Commissioner for the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA).
Investigations included fatal police shootings, deaths in police custody, Stop and Search, Terrorism Powers, corruption and domestic violence-related murders.
Mike’s portfolio included-
IPCC Stop and Search National Lead Commissioner
IPCC Deaths in Police Custody National Lead Commissioner
IPCC rep on Ministerial Board for Deaths in Custody
IPCC/DFID/FCO International representative/Police Oversight Expert (Jamaica, Kenya, Norway, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Canada)
HM Assistant Inspector of Constabulary
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary 2000-2003
Specialist Assistant Inspector, Race and Diversity (43 police forces, England and Wales)
Employment Advocate –Sutton Racial Equality Council
Preparing cases for Employment Tribunals
Representing clients at ET Hearings
Negotiating settlements via ACAS and directly with Respondents’ legal reps
Mike has experience from a number of other positions he has held:
TUC Race Relations Committee
Board of Visitors (HMP Highdown)
Governor (Stockwell Park School)
Vice Chair- Independent Advisory Group (MPS)
Chair- Community-Police Consultative Group for Lambeth
Non-Executive Director – Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Non Executive Committee Member – Solicitors Regulation Authority
Vice Chair- Brixton Circle Projects (Mental Health Charity)
In addition to his role as a Non Executive Director at SLAM, Mike is currently an Independent Member of the Ministry of Defense Police Committee and is the Committee’s Professional Standards Lead and he is also the Joint Director of Equality and Inclusion for NHS England and Improvement.