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Bob Barnes

Lecturer in Policing
School of Justice

Bob teaches across the Policing undergraduate and postgraduate courses with expertise in Serious Organised Crime and Cyber Crime Investigation. Bob is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He supervises undergraduate and postgraduate students in cyber related subjects.

Bob is the Course Leader for MSc Cybercrime Investigation. He is the module leader for Policing Cybercrime, Digital Investigation and also teaches a module on Investigating Serious Crime on MSc Criminal Investigation.

Bob served as a police officer in Hertfordshire Constabulary for 27 years before transferring into the National Crime Squad and then in April 2006 into the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA). A career Detective within the Force Criminal Investigation Department, HQ Central Detective Unit, Force Intelligence Bureau and Serious Crime Task Force, he was also seconded officer to No 5 Regional Crime squads Drugs Wing, South East Regional Crime Squad and National Crime Squad.

Bob retired as a Principle Officer in the Serious and Organised Crime Agency responsible for Learning and Development of staff in Investigation and Intelligence. He became a visiting speaker at the Specialist Law Enforcement Centre and then the National Police Improvement Agency in Intelligence, Hi Tech Crime, Specialist Surveillance, Communications Data and Covert Management. He has lectured in Organised Crime at the University of Teesside, Northumbria and Coventry. His last main challenge in SOCA was to design and develop the appropriate legal powers training to be designated to staff of a Constable, Customs and Immigration Officer.