I joined Edge Hill University in September 2021, as a senior lecturer on the BSc. in Professional Policing programme and led the delivery of the Criminal Justice module to Level 4 students. I also lead the Police Ethics and Professional Standards module of the programme to Level 6 students.
Prior to joining Edge Hill University, I was a police officer, having served over 30 years in Merseyside Police, Cumbria Constabulary and, latterly, Cheshire Constabulary.
I was appointed as the Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary in 2019 and, in addition, I was the lead, on behalf of the National Chief Constables Council (NPCC) for the police bail and wildlife crime.
Throughout my policing career, I have worked in a variety of uniform operational posts in all three police forces and was a qualified Public Order and Firearms (Gold) Commander for numerous operational incidents and events, which included the Cumbria floods in 2015.
In my 30+ years police service, I have witnessed the increasing volume and complexity of incidents that the police are required to deal with. I joined Edge Hill University to play my part in helping to provide students with the necessary skills and experience required to become effective police officers of the future and deliver the best possible service to the public.
I gained a BEng. (Hons) Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sheffield and a MSt. in Criminology and Police Leadership from Cambridge University.