Guy Collyer OBE F.ISRM - 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.
During a 3 year tenure at INTERPOL, Guy was the Head of the BioTerrorism Prevention Unit. During this time, Guy and his team devised many training delivery programs that were delivered around the world, including the creation of a Biosecurity working group in West Africa during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. He is still retained by the United Nations as a Subject Matter Expert in Counter Terrorism
Guy has been the author of 6 UK Government publications and published in a number of peer reviewed journals. In 2002 he was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, for public service, and in 2014 he was awarded the Afghanistan National Police Medal of Honour by General Said Afani.