New presidential team begins three-year term at PSA
Chief Superintendent Paul Fotheringham of Kent Police has begun his three-year term as president of the Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA).
He is joined by Chief Superintendent Harvi Khatkar of West Midlands Police who begins her term as vice-president. The pair were elected at the meeting of the PSA’s National Executive Committee (NEC) in January.
Mr Fotheringham has been a PSA branch official for the last six years, a district official and a member of the PSA’s NEC for three years.
Ms Khatkar has served with West Midlands Police for 28 years and is currently head of Criminal Justice Services. She is an accredited tactical firearms commander, an associate for the College of Policing supporting the Aspire Programme, a coach and mentor and has experience in local policing, operations, partnerships, Integrated Offender Management, intelligence and response. She was elected to the position of PSA lead for black, Asian and minority ethnic members in March 2021.
Mr Fotheringham said: “I am extremely proud to have been elected into this role, and look forward to the work we have ahead of us beginning today.
“The association has established a strong reputation in representing the best interests of our members, championing difference within our Service, being a committed supporter of the wellbeing of our workforce and pushing for positive change when it comes to futures thinking.
“Harvi and I will look to build on this, whilst also looking at the many examples of excellence across policing, to explore how our association can help to develop best practice, with a focus on continued improvement for our members, the service and the public.”