Norfolk Police delivers frontline policing to Norfolk’s 823,000 residents, delivering a range of services from community safety and advice to child protection and criminal justice.
Simon Bailey is the Chief Constable of Norfolk Constabulary and currently holds the NPCC lead for Violence and Public Protection and the NPCC portfolio for Child Protection and Child Abuse Investigations. He has served at every rank as a Detective and has served on secondment with the National Crime Squad and on the murder of Rosemary Nelson in Northern Ireland.
Simon has a Cambridge University Master’s Degree in Criminology and Police Management. In January 2016, he was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.
The Policing Institute for the Eastern Region (PIER) is a multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to advancing policing practice through partnership and collaboration. We are situated in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences but with a university wide remit to work with police practitioners to support policing improvement in the Eastern Region (and beyond) through the co-production and delivery of research, continuing professional development and knowledge exchange activities.
Sam joined Anglia Ruskin in January 2009 from the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. Until 2005, she was employed as a lecturer at the Institute of Criminology at the University of Wellington in New Zealand. There she taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in criminology and forensic psychology.
As well as teaching, Sam has also conducted a range of research projects into geographic profiling systems, the spatial behaviour of serial rapists and the behavioural consistency of serial offenders. She has worked closely with police and provided offender and geographic profiles on a series of serious crime investigations. She also provided regular training to police officers in the area of environmental criminology and investigative psychology.
Nick Alston has a long background in defence, security and policing. After graduating from Cambridge University he was commissioned into the Royal Navy where he joined the staff of the Royal Naval Engineering College as a lecturer in Materials Science. From there he worked for a further 29 years in the United Kingdom National Security arena with particular expertise in counter terrorism before joining Goldman Sachs where he became a Managing Director and co-head of its worldwide corporate security office.
In 2012 Nick was elected as the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex. He was responsible among other things for the Police and Crime Plan and for police funding as well as holding the Chief Constable to account for effective and efficient policing. He has a particular interest in encouraging partnership working between public sector agencies and involving the voluntary and third sectors.
Nick was appointed CBE in the 1997 New Year’s Honours list.