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Pete Connolly MBE - Tutor and Assessor

Pete Connolly MBE retired from the Police Service of Northern Ireland, in 2015. He spent the latter half of his thirty-year career in community policing, working as a specialist Crime Prevention Design Advisor. Pete enjoyed significant successes in ‘Community Policing’ and ‘Problem Solving Policing’ by championing Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and the ‘Secured by Design’ award scheme, which he used to address local crime hotspot areas in partnership with local community leaders and other stakeholders.  In 2011, Pete was honoured with an MBE for services to Community Policing.

On retiring from the PSNI in 2015, Pete became an SBD Licensed Consultant and continued to work in the arena of Designing Out Crime, providing support to police services on projects for Secured by Design and the ‘Park Mark’ Safer Parking Scheme, when needed.

Pete is a qualified adult educator and has worked for the Academy since 2020 as a Tutor and Assessor. Pete achieved the Level 5 Diploma in Crime Prevention-Designing Out Crime qualification as an RPEL entrant in July 2020.