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Speaker Biography

Richard Pickering

Head of Security Group, National Offender Management Service (NOMS).

Richard is a career civil servant who has worked in a number of policy and operational roles within the Home Office, the Prison Service and the National Offender Management Service. These have included work on police funding, legislation and Private Office, management of restricted mental health patients and time as a governor in HMP Wandsworth.

As Head of Security Group within NOMS, Richard is responsible for strategy for maintaining the security of prisons through procedural and dynamic processes, also for developing specific strategic approaches to specific threats including those posed by extremism, staff corruption, mobile phones and illicit drugs.


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