Mark Dale


School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Burnley Campus, Room C111

+44 (0) 1772 89 6061

Subject Areas: Policing

Mark completed 30 years service with Merseyside Police predominantly as a detective specialising in divisional investigations, criminal intelligence, counter terrorism, target operations and as senior investigating officer in homicide/ major incidents. As head of the crime faculty, Mark was responsible for investigative training in Merseyside and was a member of the ACPO Strategic Training Group developing national investigative training in partnership with National Policing Improvement Agency.

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Mark concluded his career as a Detective Chief Inspector where his experience had spread across each of his ranks, both working in and successfully leading teams in routine and also high profile investigations. Mark's investigative expertise and leadership has been recognised formally by his various chief constables, external agencies with whom he developed productive partnerships and also the judiciary.


BA (Hons) Police Management, Sheffield University, 2005


More recently Mark has undertaken to identify technological solutions to improve efficiency in student assessment which is ongoing and he is also a member of a UCLan project development team to introduce leadership development as an extra curricular opportunity to undergraduate students.


Lecturer FDSC in Policing responsible for the delivery and assessment of modules FZ2102 Signal Crimes, FZ2104 Investigative Skills & Criminal Justice and FZ2107 Police Performance.

Mark undertakes responsibilities to support the FDSc course leader in the development and implementation of teaching practice.