Scott Banks


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

I am a Lecturer and Module Lead focussing on investigations.

I was previously a serving police officer with West Midlands Police. My career in law enforcement spanned over a decade and saw me perform roles in both operational and investigative capacities.

As a Detective Sergeant, I specialised in missing person investigations. I also managed the initial investigative response to incidents as part of my Nights DS duties.

In support of my leadership role, I completed a Master’s degree (with distinction) in Managing and Leading People at Coventry University.

I decided to combine my passion for education, policing, and staff development with a move into lecturing.

Academic qualifications

  • MA in Managing and Leading People, Coventry University
  • Certificate in Police First Line Management, City and Guilds
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