I am a lecturer in the School of Law, Policing & Forensics having spent my career as a police officer with Merseyside Police. After qualifying as a police trainer I was seconded to the regional police training centres at Bruche in the North West of England and at the Lancashire Constabulary training centre at Hutton Hall where I delivered foundation training to newly appointed officers across a number of police forces.
After returning from secondment I was a member of the team responsible for the Initial Police Learning & Development Programme. During my time at the Merseyside Police training academy I was also responsible for the development and delivery the force’s leadership training programmes.
Whilst still serving as a Police Officer I undertook the role of external (practitioner) advisor for the validation of the Liverpool John Moores University PCDA BSc (Hons) Professional Policing Practice.
After retiring from Merseyside Police I joined the lecturing team at the Institute of Policing in February 2021.
Professional memberships and activities
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
MA in Education (University of Central Lancashire)
Certificate in Further, Adult & Higher Education (Manchester Metropolitan University)
R.J. Peace, ‘Probationer Training for Neighbourhood Policing in England and Wales: Fit for Purpose?’, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 335-346, 2006https://doi.org/10.1108/13639510610667691