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Steve Pitts

Steve Pitts

Sector Director, Justice, Policing & Security

Steve is Agencia’s Director of Justice and International. He has worked in policing and criminal justice for over 34 years. Steve is currently Programme Manager for a capacity building project with the Secretariat of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Steve also recently worked on a project to deliver and anti-corruption strategy in the Prosecutors Office of BiH and has delivered training on anti-corruption to Judges, Prosecutors and Investigators in Kosovo. In 2014 Steve led a project that developed a Victim and Witness Information Unit in Belgrade, Serbia.

A former Chief Superintendent, his Police career included service with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary; as Head of Criminal Justice in Leicestershire Constabulary; and as Commander for West and South Leicestershire BCU’s. He has chaired a Community Safety Partnership and was a member of Leicestershire Community Safety Programme Board.

His specialist policing areas include; operational planning, policing large scale public disorder, managing major events, managing disaster and civil emergencies, critical incident management and responding to terrorist incidents. He is experienced in developing intelligence led policing including responding to serious and organised crime threats.

Between 2001 and 2004 Steve was the Leicestershire Police lead for an international project to tackle forced marriage. He delivered training programmes on community policing and domestic violence to the New Delhi and Punjab Police Training Academies.

Steve also has experience of working with two Local Criminal Justice Boards and is a registered PRINCE2 practitioner. Experienced at leading and managing change, he led the implementation of the Community Justice initiative in Leicester and The Courts Service Community Engagement Project in three East Midlands’ counties. Steve was the Business Manager for West Midlands Criminal Justice Board where he promoted the use of LEAN methodologies to tackle inefficiency across criminal justice processes and led the Board through a complex business change programme to improve public confidence in the criminal justice system. A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Steve has wide experience of organisational development and performance improvement.