Clive Tattum

Clive Tattum

Principal Lecturer and Head of Policing

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland MB131

+44 (0) 1772 89 4253

Subject Areas: Police

Clive joined the university in August 2014 and works with the Forensic and Applied Science School. He is the Principal Lecturer and Academic Lead for Policing and has responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery all policing degrees within the university.

Largely driven by the College of Policing, the profession is currently in the midst of unprecedented change in particularly the relationship with higher education. Clive is heavily involved with these developments, seeking to maximise all opportunities and keeping he university at the cutting edge within this arena. 

Full Profile

In July 2014 Clive retired from Lancashire Constabulary as the Detective Chief Superintendent and Head of Crime for Lancashire Constabulary. At the time of retirement, he was the strategic lead and responsible for the assets in Intelligence, Counter Terrorism, Scientific Support, Public Protection, Force Major Incident Team, Serious and Organised Crime and all covert assets including witness protection. He was a qualified Senior Investigating Officer qualified to PIP level 4 and led investigations into both serious reactive and proactive offences, resolving a number of exceptionally challenging and high profile cases, locally, nationally and internationally. Having held pivotal strategic and tactical roles in both uniform operations and criminal investigations he has a full spectrum of police leadership and operational skills. Clive has significant strategic leadership and transformational change management expertise having led significant organisational change reviews.

He has excellent negotiating and influencing skills and significant experience in enhancing working practices across partner agencies both in the public and private sector. His previous roles included Divisional Commander at the Constabulary Pennine Division where he was responsible for policing a large Basic Command unit transcending three local authority areas and recognised as one of the most deprived, diverse and challenging policing areas in the country.

As Head of the Professional Standards department he was the Constabulary’s’ guardian in issues of compliance, standards and misconduct. He held a pivotal role on the Association of Chief Police Officers National Anti-Corruption Group and responsible for the implementation into Lancashire of the new police misconduct regulations commonly referred to as the “Taylor Reforms”.

Clive attained at Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) with merit at the University of Central Lancashire in 1993, followed by Master of Business Administration (MBA) with merit in 2002.

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Quality assurance of teaching staff

External Affiliations and Roles

Vice President of British Police Rugby league

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Clive is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute since 2002.
  • Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy 2015