Deborah Sproston-Bewley


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I am the Course Leader for the Professional Policing degree. 

I have a background in Police Operational Training. I worked in various roles within Staffordshire Police. I was Divisional Manager of the Stoke Division, then moved to resource and rewards at Headquarters before I decided to embark on my passion for teaching. I became an Operational Police Trainer in 2008.  I taught various courses to Officers of all ranks, as well as teaching the Initial learning programme to new recruits.  I joined the university In 2017. In 2021 I gained my Masters in Education. 


  • Introduction to Core Policing Principles
  • Crime and Dishonesty
  • Professonalising Policing
  • Vulnerbility
  • I supervise Independent projects
Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

6th for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020