Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) has welcomed former Lancashire Constabulary Chief Constable Steve Finnigan CBE to teach the next generation of police leaders, at the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies (LCAPS).
LCAPS is a multi-disciplinary research centre that brings together former police officers and leading academics.
Professor Finnigan will be teaching policing studies and police leadership at LCAPS.
He started his career with Merseyside police and is delighted to be training the newest recruits in the city where he walked the beat more than 40 years ago.
Professor Finnigan said: “It feels like returning home. I’m looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with students and working alongside former officers and academic staff.
“I feel very strongly about ensuring that new recruits to the police service are fully prepared for the challenges and changing demands of the job; and I feel that LCAPS has the best mixture of knowledge and expertise to set them on their future career paths.”
Director of LCAPS Dr Daniel Silverstone added: “LCAPS is delighted to welcome Steve Finnigan who will provide a wealth of learning and insight into policing for our students.
“In particular we welcome his support in providing expert advice on police leadership and police management and in assisting our undergraduate students in joining the police.”
Also, joining the team at LCAPS is retired detective superintendent Richie Carr. He worked in the counter corruption unit at Merseyside police after previously working in the major crime unit; and covert and crime intelligence.
He has particular operational experience in cybercrime and human trafficking.
In addition, Claire Davis will be lecturing in policing studies. Claire is an associate inspector for leadership with HMIC and part of the executive committee of the British Society of Criminology.
The new appointments come as LCAPS staff members Dr Matthew Millings, Charlotte Watkinson and Peter Williams are commended by Merseyside Police for their work on the Police Knowledge Fund an evidence based research project.