Detective Superintendent Ian Parnell
Knife Crime Lead
West Midlands Police (Confirmed)
Ian has been a police officer with West Midlands Police for the past 18 years. The majority of his career has been as a detective working on volume, complex and major crime. Ian has held senior policing positions within Intelligence, Contact & Communications and Investigations. Ian is currently a senior leader within the Force Criminal Investigation Department with responsibility for Initial Investigation, Missing Persons, Cyber Crime, Digital Investigation and Economic Crime. Ian has also lead on internal change projects and the central planning function supporting a department of 1400 staff. Ian leads on tackling knife crime on behalf of West Midlands Police, setting the strategic direction and working nationally with government and locally with communities and partners to reduce the threat and impact of this crime type. This work has been recognised nationally as being innovative and engaging.