Superintendent Ryan Doyle, Devon and Cornwall Police
Ryan is the Head of Criminal Justice and Custody with Devon and Cornwall Police, Founder and Chairman of the charity LHDiversity (commonly known as “Local Heroes”), and a Tedx speaker.
Ryan joined Thames Valley Police in 2003 and, following his probationary period, specialised in Public Protection (specifically Domestic Abuse and Hate Crime). In 2007, Ryan transferred into Devon and Cornwall Police and worked in both Response and CID, before becoming the Diverse Communities Team Leader in 2012. It was during this role that Local Heroes was created; a charity that has worked with Premier League football clubs and a host of Athletes and TV stars to inspire young people into social action that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. In October 2015, Ryan delivered his first TED talk at TEDx Totnes and has also delivered talks on inclusivity in leadership to senior leaders in HMPPS and a number of Dame Kelly Holmes Trust cohorts.
As a Public Order and Public Safety commander, Ryan has managed a number of incidents including Floods, military parades, high profile football matches and Royal visits, and is now part of the senior command team for the G7 Summit in Cornwall.
In 2020, Ryan completed an M.St in Applied Criminology and Police Leadership with the University of Cambridge. His thesis, “Targeting Missing Persons Most Likely to Come to Harm” was published the same year in an article co-authored by Dr Geoffrey Barnes.