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      About us

Our leadership team is uniquely qualified in law enforcement improvement. In addition to practitioner experience garnered through successful careers as senior operational police leaders at the Metropolitan Police Service and other UK forces, we have vast experience of planning, directing and delivering complex reviews of police forces in the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions. 

AAP Associates also has access to a wide network of independent consultants with operation experience and expertise in assessing the full range of policing issues including counter-terrorism, serious crime investigation, counter-corruption and organisational and procedural justice issues. These are supplemented by qualified, experienced police trainers.

Meet our directors


David Roberts

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David has served at all police ranks to Assistant Chief Constable in a UK Force. He was selected to join the policing inspectorate for England and Wales in 2003.

He has been central to the inspection and review of many significant organisations and events while working as a senior manager at the UK's policing inspectorate.

David is a graduate of the Open University and a senior member of Wolfson College Cambridge University having assisted non-UK students with their policing studies. David has led, managed and mentored senior teams and individuals and has developed a reputation for his calm, balanced yet robust approach and is highly successful in helping organisations and individuals achieve their best.


Stephen Strong

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After a 30 year policing career as a senior officer specialising in major crime, intelligence, surveillance and compliance, Steve now leads and develops inspections and audits for a range of clients, predominantly within policing and security businesses.


With both UK and International experience Steve quickly assess the ‘bigger picture’, developing options for change and improvement that offer clients improved efficiency, make them more effective and ensure compliance with the ‘must do’ and ‘may do’ protocols of the industry.


An approachable open personality that clients find easy to work with, Steve is vetted and is also a qualified trainer, having run training programs at all levels.

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