Stephen J. Riley


School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Maudland Building, MB222

+44 (0) 1772 89 3571

Subject Areas: Policing and Criminal Investigation

Steve spent thirty years with Merseyside Police in a variety of roles. As a Detective Inspector specialising in investigative training and development, Steve managed the Professionalisation of Investigation Programme (PIP) assessing the competence of investigators at PIP Level 2.

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Steve's investigative and training experience saw him being deployed as an advisor to the Hungarian National Police. Steve has provided consultancy to the United Nations and Eastern European police services and law enforcement agencies in the context of covert policing strategies.



  • Certificate in Education (Further Education) Post 16, Liverpool John Moores University, 1996
  • MA(Ed.Man.) with distinction, Liverpool John Moores University, 1998


Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

FZ 3047  Police Accountability and Ethics

FZ 2048  Further Investigation into Policing in England and Wales

FZ 4717  Investigating Child Abuse