Tim is a former Merseyside police officer with experience of delivering education and training for new Police Officers (Local & Regional) as well as media, management and diversity.
Working at a District Police Training Centre he worked with new officers from Forces across the North West. This developed Tim’s skills as a teacher and peer assessor for new practitioners.
Returning to Force Training he was later appointed lead for one of the five project leads for the change to local training of new officers in IPLDP
With operational experience in Operational Support, Neighbourhood and Response policing Tim worked as a supervisor and manager in the police in a variety of roles. Tim’s experience as an assessor with NPT enabled him to work as an in- force assessor for promotion and public order command alongside other work. As one of a small number of promotion assessors Tim was also involved in other assessment work including a project with Skills for Justice.
Following a further period in operational policing, he became the lead for a multi-agency team from probation, mental health and drug intervention working with serious and recidivist offenders. In his role, Tim contributed to the Troubled Families programme. Tim was also appointed as a MAPPA (multi agency public protection arrangements) lead, supporting decision making for release of patients and prisoners.
Joining LJMU on retirement from the police as a lecturer, Tim has worked closely with the College of Policing on the development of the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship National Standard and continues to attend the Initial Police Entry Routes Board. More recently he has been involved in the ongoing development of End- Point Assessment with the College and the HE Forum for policing.
Tim’s research interests include the Professionalization of policing, policing mental health crises and collaborative offender management.
2012, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, United Kingdom, MSc
University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom, BA Hons
Practitioner Fellow, Policing Studies, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2017 - present
James A, Silverstone D, Carr R, Kelly T, Karecha J. 2019. A report for the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) on innovative programmes for the recruitment and training of investigators, currently in operation in police forces in England & Wales A report for the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) on innovative programmes for the recruitment and training of investigators, currently in operation in police forces in England & Wales :1-91
Research Grants Awarded:
National Police Chiefs Council, Evaluation of fast-track detective recruitment schemes, Silverstone, Daniel; Kelly, Tim; Karecha, Jay; Carr, Richard, Grant value (£): 48000, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2019
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 2017
http://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Learning/Policing-Education-Qualifications-Framework/Pages/PCDA.aspx, College of Policing - Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship Development Group, College of Policing Cumbria University UCLAN Chester University Open University Staffordshire University University of Buckingham London Metropolitan University Wolverhampton University Plymouth University. 2016