Guy Collyer OBE FSyI - Head of Police Crime Prevention Academy

Guy Collyer has worked at Police Crime Prevention Initiatives (PCPI) since January 2017. Within this non profit organisation, Guy leads the Police Crime Prevention Academy, responsible for delivering qualifications for police, security and other key roles focused on reducing crime in the UK.

Prior to this, Guy spent 30 years in the UK Police Service and 3 years at INTERPOL with a focus on Counter Terrorism issues. As National Coordinator for Biological Security, Guy was the author of a number of publications including ‘Personnel Security Standards for Laboratories’. The aim of this guidance was to combat the insider threat and protect high risk biological materials. Guy went on to work on projects aimed at protecting the critical national infrastructure within the UK.

Amanda Mulholland - Learning & Development Manager

Amanda Mulholland is the Learning and Development Manager for the Police Crime Prevention Academy.  Her practitioner experience is rooted in community safety and partnership working within local councils in England and Northern Ireland over 25 years. 

Her occupational competence in training development and delivery includes five years as a course director at the Home Office Crime Prevention Centre, developing and delivering new community safety qualifications in Northern Ireland and on-going CPD up to her employment in February 2018 by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives.

Mark Stokes - Associate Tutor/Assessor

Mark served for 33 years as a police officer with West Midlands Police. He entered the discipline of crime prevention in 1992, as Force Architectural Liaison Sergeant. Thereafter Mark was appointed Force Architectural Liaison Officer, Industrial Security Officer, Counter-Terrorism Crime Prevention Officer, was seconded in a DOCO role to the Regional Development Agency and then became Force Crime Reduction Manager.  

Following retirement from West Midlands Police in 2011, Mark has been a Consultant with Secured by Design, Visiting Lecturer in Partnership Working at Wolverhampton University, War Crimes Investigator and both a DOCO and supervisor with British Transport Police. Since 2019 he has worked for the Police Crime Prevention Academy as a Learning and Development Co-ordinator, and more recently as an Associate Tutor/Assessor.

Mark has a BSc (Honours) degree in Social Sciences from the Open University and an MA in Public Order from the University of Leicester. He is currently in the final stages of completing a PhD research project at Huddersfield University, investigating the sustainability of SBD and CPTED measures over the very long term (25 years) at seven inner city residential tower blocks.

Mark O’Callaghan - Associate Tutor/Assessor

Mark joined the Police Crime Prevention Academy in June 2018 after serving for over 30 years in the Metropolitan Police service, primarily as a specialist crime prevention and designing out crime practitioner.

He holds an honours degree in Law from Liverpool University alongside qualifications in both training and workplace assessment, where he assesses both practical classroom work and candidates post-course portfolios of evidence.

Dave Fernley - Associate Assessor

David has extensive experience of crime prevention education. As a training officer at the Home Office Crime Prevention College, David trained hundreds of students from the police and local authorities. David is also the author of the distance learning packages, Home Security and Passport to Evaluation. From 2001 to 2005, David was the training team leader at the College.

Pete Connolly MBE - Associate Tutor/Assessor

Pete Connolly MBE served as a Constable in the RUC and PSNI between 1985 and 2015. After undertaking training at the Home Office Crime Reduction College in 1999 (Crime Prevention Officer course) and 2001 (Architectural Liaison Officer course), Pete worked as a CPO and then DOCO in the West Belfast Policing District for over 15 years.

Karen White - IQA/Associate Assessor

Karen retired from the Metropolitan Police Service at the end of 2020, having served as a police officer for over 30 years. During her service she specialised in numerous roles, the last and most rewarding of which was as a Designing Out Crime Officer in North East London