Patrick McKelvey

Associate lecturer

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building MB223

+44 (0) 1772 89 3536

Subject Areas: Criminology and Policing

Patrick joined the university in January 2016 and was instrumental in the development and validation of the new Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice now available at UCLan. He is working in the School of Forensic and Applied Sciences as an Associate Lecturer in the Policing Team .He brings a great deal of knowledge and experience from a policing career with Greater Manchester Police and his time with Manchester Metropolitan University.

Patrick is the President of the Saint Vincent De Paul society.

Full Profile

In July 2015, Patrick retired from Greater Manchester Police where he was the Strategic Implementation manager for the new policing model of Integrated Neighbourhood Policing Teams. He had responsibility for the City centre of Manchester and the variety of policing and social issues. He was a Public Order Commander and policed many of the high profile events in Manchester City Centre ranging from football matches, protest marches to Party political conferences. He was instrumental in developing an effective partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) which utilised the resource of MMU to analyse and research some of the key policing issues affecting the police and partners in Manchester. He established the Policing Society at MMU and developed and encouraged a number of students on their journey to a career in law enforcement. In his career he has worked in a variety of roles ranging from Firearms, Strategic Implementation manager for the Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP), senior detective in Public Protection and Force Intelligence Bureau. Patrick has been instrumental in the development of partnership working in GMP and was one of the team who developed Project Gulf, which is still disrupting Serious and Organised Crime in Manchester.

He has excellent communication and negotiating skills and significant experience in developing strong inter agency partnership working. He was the Chair of the North Manchester Independent Advisory Group which had responsibility for ensuring community cohesion across Manchester.

Patrick attained a Bachelor of Science degree in 1985 in Mathematics/Science and a Master of Arts (MA) in Police Management in 1998.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Module leader for Investigative Interviewing- Investigation Skills 2.