Principal Lecturer Policing Education Qualification's Framework (PEQF) and Policing Business Lead
School of Justice
Clive is the Principal Lecturer for the Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) and Policing Business Lead within the Forensic and Applied Sciences School at the University. His teaching responsibilities span across the Policing discipline and he supervises both under and post graduate dissertation students across a range of police related research areas . He is leading with evaluation and national research around the PEQF. He chairs the National Higher Education (HE) Forum for policing. In that National HE capacity he sits on a number of PEQF Boards with the College of Policing (CoP).
Clive in his employment with UCLan is passionate in providing a first rate student experience, thus providing individuals with the skills and abilities to gain appropriate employment and deliver a first rate compassionate quality of service.in whichever sector they choose. With quality of service at the heart of his thinking Clive has been involved in the PEQF from the very start, working closely with the College of Policing , the Police Service and other universities to develop and shape this critical framework. In doing so further professionalise the service as part the NPCC and Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Policing Vision 2025 Clive is heavily involved in several of the work streams of the recent National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) Police Uplift Programme and a member of the Uplift Stakeholder Group run by the NPCC. He works with the Home Office as part of the national attraction/recruitment campaign. He also sits on the National Academic RISC board reporting to both government and academia.
In July 2014 Clive retired from the police service as the Detective Chief Superintendent and Head of Crime for Lancashire Constabulary. He is now the Principal Lecturer and Business Lead for Policing and the Policing Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) . He is an Associate Manager with the National Health Service, adjudicating on mental health review hearings. He looks back on a career rich and diverse both in strategic and operational leadership experience. He has shown excellence at tactical and strategic levels throughout my career. This has involved successfully resolving a number of exceptionally challenging and high profile reactive and proactive criminal cases. Having held pivotal strategic and tactical roles in both uniform operations and criminal investigations he brings full spectrum of transferrable police leadership and operational skills. With extensive strategic leadership and transformational change management expertise. He has excellent negotiating and influencing skills . He has significant experience as a strategic lead, shaping and enhancing working practices across partner agencies both in the public and private sector. Having led the Professional Standards Department he was responsible for all compliance issues and the investigation of police misconduct and corruption, requiring he most sound and ethical decision making processes. He has the highest level of determination and commitment to succeed. He was chair of the Lancashire Branch of the Superintendents Association.
- Master of Business Administration MBA (University of Central Lancashire), 2002
- Post Graduate/Post Experience Diploma in Management Studies DMS( University of Central Lancashire), 1993
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy -2015
- Homicide Senior Investigating Officer ( SIO) Professionalising Investigative Process ( PIP) Levels 3 & 4 Accredited
- Kidnap and Extortion SIO
- APOC/Gold Public Order Command
- Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute 2002 – to date
- Associate Manager with the National Health Service, adjudicating on mental health review hearings
- Political candidate for the next round of local council elections
- Vice President British Police Rugby League Association
The Police Education Qualifications Framework (PEQF) was developed in 2016 by the College of Policing, in order to streamline police education qualifications that were arguably piecemeal for 43 forces across the Country. It is critical in assisting the professionalisation of the Police Service. One aspect of PEQF is the education of all new recruits to degree level (level 6). This is quite a big leap from the current level 3 training of new recruits. This new approach is not without its sceptics. Of note is the national interest from the Home Office, College of Policing and Senior Officers as to whether PEQF will make any difference and professionalise the service in the way anticipated, so research at this time is critical. Currently we have just completed the pilot study and are currently writing up for peer review and it does seem to indicate that stakeholders are very sceptical about the difference PEQF will make. We therefore propose a longitudinal study comparing the Initial Police and Development Programme (IPDLP) (the old training) and PEQF (the new educational) route for police officers. In order to do this we have established a collaboration with Lancaster, Salford, Keele, Chester and the University of Bristol, and with police forces, Lancashire, Cumbria, Avon and Somerset and Cheshire, all of whom will be involved in separate work streams around the study (there are also other universities and forces showing interest, so this may increase). We are currently compiling an action plan as to how best each university and force will be involved in the study and producing the methodology. The workstreams will include, well-being of officers, training experience, curriculum design, delivery models and professional experiences. In summary this research will have national significance and impact, and is a way to continue the professionalisation of policing by keeping the link and influence of HE with the police service.
- Criminal Justice Partnership - Deputy Chair Policing Strand
- Criminal Justice Partnership - Research Centre of Excellence Bid
- PEQF as above