Meet the Team

 

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.

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.

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 Honors List, for public service.


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.

Amanda's relevant qualifications currently include a Certificate in Training Practice, and the D32/33 assessor award updated to the A1 assessor Award in 2019.  She is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).


June Armstrong - Associate Tutor/Assessor

 

June is an Associate Tutor with the Police Crime Prevention Academy and has over 25 years'​ experience in crime prevention, community safety, counter terrorism, management, staff development and risk management with the police, the Home Office and the private sector. She is a qualified trainer and assessor and has developed and delivered crime prevention and community safety training at local, national and international levels. June has extensive experience of working with SMEs and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, institute of Risk Managers and the Institute of Conflict Management.

She has worked with the N. Ireland Department of Justice on training in crime prevention, partnership working, problem solving and elements of SBD for members of the Police and Community Safety Partnerships. June has also worked with the Scottish Community Safety Network, Neighbourhood Watch, Crimestoppers, the Strategic Centre for Organised Crime, the Local Government Association, the Association of Business Crime Partnerships, the College of Policing, the National Rural Crime Network and was a member of the advisory group of the College of Policing’s national crime prevention strategy.

Her previous roles include project manager for the Crime Reduction Unit at the University of Central Lancashire, running a European funded business crime initiative and the Crime Solutions project in partnership with Portsmouth University. She was business development manager with a large recycling company and manager of a social enterprise, working with HMP Kirkham on a custody to work programme, course director at the Home Office Crime Reduction Centre and Force Crime Prevention Officer/ALO (including counter terrorism) for Lancashire Constabulary.


Mark O’Callaghan - Associate Tutor/Assessor

 

After retiring from the Metropolitan Police after 30 years of service, Mark joined the Police Crime Prevention Academy in June 2018 as an associate trainer.

Formerly an experienced crime prevention and designing out crime practitioner, Mark re-trained whilst on retirement and now holds qualifications in teaching, training and assessment, as well as being qualified to assess competence in the workplace environment.

His overall objective is to enhance the quality of training and assessment provided by the Police Crime Prevention Academy to the police service and professional partners. Mark assists in the construction and delivery of crime prevention, designing out crime and problem solving training for a range of professional roles.


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.

David also worked at Skills for Justice as their Implementation Project Manager, and as a self-employed crime prevention training consultant. David Fernley is now an Associate Assessor for the Crime Prevention Academy.

When not working as an assessor, David is researching and writing his family history, photographing the Yorkshire countryside, and walking his dog.


Pete Connolly - Associate Tutor

 

Pete Connolly 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.

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.  This approach was recognised and embraced within the broad community, in that difficult policing environment. Pete worked on a wide variety of SBD and CPTED projects, which included large estates of public sector housing, schools, the Royal Group of Hospitals, Police Stations and even the Belfast Peace Line structures.

He has continued to work in the arena of Designing Out Crime, providing support when needed to police services on projects for Secured by Design and the ‘Park Mark’ Safer Parking Scheme. In 2011, Pete was honoured with an MBE for services to Community Policing. On retiring from the PSNI in 2015, Pete became a SBD Licensed Consultant. He is a qualified adult educator and an Associate Tutor of the Police Crime Prevention Academy.


Karen White - Associate Assessor

 

Karen is a serving police officer with 29 years service.  She is currently employed as a qualified Metropolitan Police Designing Out Crime Officer and was the first person to be awarded the L5 Diploma in Crime Prevention-Designing Out Crime.  Karen holds a Certificate in Education and has been a qualified NVQ assessor for over 19 years.

During this time she has undertaken a range of teaching and assessing roles within the police service, regionally and nationally. Karen has also undertaken training and assessment activities in a private capacity for commercial businesses and other Public Sector organisations.