Jolyon (Jody) Faro
Jolyon teaches across a range of subject areas relating to Policing. With particular expertise in Judgement and decision making in situations of uncertainty and high-stress, Firearms Operations, major incidents and initial police training.
Jolyon teaches across both undergraduate and postgraduate modules relating to Policing. He the year tutor for the 2nd year Professional Policing degree and is working with partners in Cumbria to deliver the in service degree routes into Policing.
Jolyon Retired from Cambridgeshire Constabulary in February 2018 having completed 30 years’ service. During his career, his experience included both operational experience and delivery of the key training requirements relating to major operations and firearms training and firearms command training.
Following retirement, he joined the collaborated Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Learning and Development team as their Apprenticeship Manager. Working alongside colleagues from the Eastern region, Essex, Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk he was part of their PEQF development team successfully bringing on board a University partner.
He joined UCLan in March 2020 and has been working alongside colleagues delivering both PCDA and DHEP courses in Cumbria and the Pre-join UCLan ‘Professional Policing Degree’ licenced by the College of Policing.
- PGCE University of Greenwich 2009
- MA Ed University of Greenwich 2011
- currently studying for a PhD in Psychology
- Naturalistic judgement and decision making.
His PhD investigates the 'Fight Flight and Freeze reaction in situations of high threat and risk in relation to Authorised Firearms Officers. Investigating ways to introduce strategies to reduce its effects. The body's reaction to stress especially in situations of confrontation and threat is well documented. However, there is an expectation that those tasked with going towards the threat to defend and save life, should remain calm and focused. Increasingly research is suggesting this not the case and there is a need to fully understand what types of reaction these officers experience and then ways to reduce its effects. In addition through this research he has linked up with academic colleagues in the US to contribute to a study supporting a Department of Justice (US) initiative to consider a national police self-defence programme.
- Naturalistic Decision-Making Conference San Francisco June 2019. ‘An Examination of British Firearms Officers Performance within a Realistic, Immersive, High Risk Scenario’
- Open University Evidence Based Policing Conference Oct 2019 Poster presentation ‘An Examination of British Firearms Officers Performance within a Realistic, Immersive, High Risk Scenario’