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Brian McNeill

Brian McNeill

Telephone: 0151 231 3077


Brian McNeill is the Head of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Department within the Centre for Advanced Policing Studies at Liverpool John Moores University.

He retired from Merseyside Police in 2011 after 30 years service. His last position with that force was Detective Chief Superintendent - Head of Crime, prior to which he was Director of Intelligence, Head of Special Branch and Scientific Support. As an accredited Senior Investigating Officer he had responsibility for leading reactive and proactive investigations into all levels of homicide including Category A+ Murders, Counter Terrorism, corruption and covert operations into serious and organised crime.

Since retirement he has performed the role as Staff Officer to the National Policing Crime Business Area, which involved the oversight, coordination and support of 12 Portfolios and 119 National Working Groups with responsibility for national and strategic level issues around policy, guidance and training. More recently, he has been a member of the NPCC National Coordination Team for all police forces in relation to the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing.

Brian has been commended on 22 occasions and was awarded the Queens Police Medal in the New Year Honours List in 2011 for 30 years distinguished police service.

2002, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, LLB (Hons)