Carl Mumford joins the team

Creased Puddle is excited to announce that former Metropolitan Police officer Carl Mumford has joined the team as a Neurodiversity Trainer, Criminal Justice Consultant and Coach.

Carl joins Creased Puddle as a Neurodiversity Criminal Justice Consultant, Trainer and Coach, bringing with him 14 years of policing experience with the Metropolitan Police. He spent most of his career in plain clothes, proactively reducing county lines drug dealing before moving on to the Mounted Branch. Concluding his career, he supported and championed the strengths of neurodivergent police officers, particularly those new in service.

Carl is a Founder of the national ADHD Alliance which supports the emergency services and drive change within the criminal justice system.

He is incredibly passionate about delivering change by openly speaking about his personal experience.

Diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 31, Carl now understands why the ‘thrill’ of chasing people around the streets of London made him think clearer and how his behaviours helped him to regulate his nervous system.

Since his diagnosis, Carl has played an instrumental role in bringing police forces together to collaborate. His long term aim is to stop the school-toprison pipeline through education of neurodiversity.

In 2024 Carl was recognised for his work, receiving a formal Police Commendation and was nominated for an Inclusion, Diversity, and Equality award for his work with the ADHD Alliance.

In his spare time, Carl raises money for charity by climbing mountains. Most recently, he trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp and plans to climb Kilimanjaro in late 2024.

On joining the team Carl said: “I am excited to join Creased Puddle, leaders in Neurodiversity training, who are so well respected within the criminal justice space. I’ve seen the huge amount of knowledge that their team has and I can’t wait to learn more from them. I’m looking forward to working with such a wonderfully diverse team who care deeply about what they do.”

CEO Caroline Turner added: “We are thrilled to have Carl as part of our fantastically diverse and talented team. Carl lived experiences of being neurodivergent within policing gives him a unique insight into the challenges law enforcement and the criminal justice system have when it comes to understanding neurodiversity both in terms of those who work for them but also the communities they serve. He is well known and well respected and we are delighted to have him working with us.”