School of Forensic and Applied Sciences
Burnley Campus, C1.11
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Subject Areas: Policing
John is a retired Police Sergeant having served over thirty years with the Lancashire Constabulary. During his service he was predominantly uniform based with roles in Operational Policing, Community Safety, Public Order and Training on a local, regional and national/international basis.
Since retiring he has taught Further Education at both College and University level, as well as a period as a private contractor training new recruits for Lancashire Constabulary.
In 1997 John was seconded to the National Police College at Bramshill, Hampshire, where he lectured on a number of senior officer 'carousel' courses and implemented a series of national seminars on topics such as 'Problem Oriented Policing', 'Strategic Policing of Protests', 'Restorative Justice' and 'Gold, Silver, Bronze Command Structure' to the Rail Industry. Whilst working for the staff college, John became a link officer to the Home Office Committee working on Crime and Disorder legislation, which was enacted in October 1998.
In the final years of his police career, John worked for the National Police Improvement Agency at its Harrogate Office and was closely involved in maintaining many national police training products, more specifically the Police Probationer Training Programme and was 'on the ground floor' of the development of the new Initial Police Training and Development Programme - the national training standard for all English and Welsh Police Forces. For the final two years of his police career he became the national trainer for 'Crime Prevention' and 'Architectural Liaison' Courses, held throughout the country.
Other training highlights include lecturing on the British Police Constitution and the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 at the National Police Academy in Clermont Ferrand in France in 1998 and delivering a speech on 'Police Partnership Working' to the European Parliament in Brussels in December 1998.
Prior to retirement, John undertook a series of academic courses achieving a teaching qualification in Information Technology and went on to achieve a PGCE.
On his retirement, John began a full time lecturer role at Blackburn College, delivering on their Public Service courses, before being requested to return to Lancashire Constabulary as a private contractor, delivering training and conducting research into their training programme and updating it in line with national requirements.
In 2010 John was invited to conduct a 'mapping exercise' of the University's Police Degree provision against the national IPLDP and ensure it was able to receive the 'Skills Mark' it still has to this day. Later that year John took up full time lecturing duties on the Foundation Degree in Policing for UCLan, based at the Burnley Campus.
PGCE Manchester University 2001, TTAIT
No publications available.
ESRC Seminars/workshops - Preston, Ashford and Coventry. National Conference Preston
National Security Forum - Birmingham
Currently undertaking a Master in Science by Research - Title - The Road Haulage Industry and ‘The Hidden Crime’.
Lecturer on the Foundation Degree in Policing
Co-Investigator on the ESRC 'What about Freight Crime - Changing Attitudes'
Administration officer for student applications and outside contracts.