I am a recently retired Police Officer where I served 30 years for West Midlands and West Mercia Police. Most of my service has been within community policing, where I received a number of awards for my community policing, these included community police officer of the year twice, a High Sherrif’s award, a Civic Award, these awards were specifically for my working with disadvantaged groups. I have also worked major incidents, including murder and terrorist incidents/investigations.
For the last 5 years of my service, I worked within West Mercia’s Youth Offending Service, dealing with a number of youth crime and social related issues, especially around mental health. Whilst in this role I was also a Governor at two schools, one SEMH for Social Emotional and Mental Health issues, and the other a school for children with behavioural difficulties.
Since leaving the police i have become a qualified trainer and door supervisor. I now train Security Industry Awards accredited courses, such as Door Supervisors, CCTV and APLH, which also includes Conflict Management and Physical Intervention. I also teach a range of first aid courses, as I was a first aid medic in the police and have used first aid both in the police and my own personal life.
I am also a volunteer for Rooftop Housing in their Domestic Abuse Department, working with victims of domestic abuse. I also give talks to professionals around the subject of all types of domestic abuse.