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Mr Ian Arundale


RCVS Disciplinary Committee Member, Ian Arundale

Ian Arundale is a self-employed Law Enforcement and Security Consultant. He was a police officer for 32 years serving in South Wales, West Mercia and Dyfed-Powys Police Forces rising to the rank of Chief Constable. Ian was the UK lead on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) for 'Armed Policing' policy and practice and chaired the UK Police 'Conflict Management' portfolio. He currently provides expert witness services to inquests, courts and public inquiries. Ian has worked internationally and has assisted police forces and organisations in the USA, India, the Far East and New Zealand.

Ian holds a diploma in Applied Criminology from Cambridge University, an MSc (Econ) degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Cardiff University and a BA (Hons) degree in Police Studies. Ian is a Fulbright Fellow and a graduate of the Prime Ministers 'Top Management' programme.

In addition to his work with the RCVS, Ian is also the Chairperson of the Audit Committee for the City of Cardiff Council and is a board member of the International Law Enforcement Forum (ILEF).

Committee membership

  • Disciplinary Committee

Declaration of Interests






  • Self Employed - Law Enforcement and Security Consultant
  • Associate - College of Policing

Appointments to other bodies

  • Member - Audit Committee, City of Cardiff Council
  • Board Member - International Law Enforcement Forum

Membership of other veterinary or allied organisations



  • Chief Constable - Dyfed/Powys Police - (2008 - 2012)
  • Assistant and Deputy Chief Constable - West Mercia Police - (2000 - 2008)

Qualifications (other than veterinary qualifications listed in the Register)

  • Holder of the Queens Police Medal (QPM) 2011
  • Diploma in Applied Criminology - Cambridge 2000
  • MSc(Econ) Criminology/Criminal Justice - Cardiff 1995
  • BA (Hons) Police Studies Glamorgan 1985

Interests relating to immediate family or close friends


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