Andrew Whittle


Andrew Whittle spent twenty nine years with Merseyside Police and during that time had a varied career working in many specialist departments. The last 10 years of his career was spent in the training environment as a trainer with Merseyside Police as well as being seconded to National Police Training and Centrex. He is a qualified and experienced Training Development Officer, Diversity Trainer, Mentor, Coach and Assessor accredited with a number of professional bodies.In 2005 he ran one of the five Home Office pilot courses for the new Initial Police Learning and Development Programme. Following the success of this pilot he was then heavily involved in formulating and creating the new training programme for recruits joining Merseyside Police, and the subsequent Foundation Degree in Policing devised with Liverpool John Moores University. He was also a Franchise Lecturer with Liverpool John Moores University for three years between 2008 and 2011.

Andrew has been a member of the academic staff at Edge Hill University since 2011 and has worked as a Senior Lecturer in Further Education & Training, before joining the Law and Criminology Department in 2016 to lead on the new BA (Hons) Policing Degree.


  • BA (Hons) Business Management & Identity Studies, Liverpool University, 2008
  • PGCE Special Educational Needs (Dyslexia), Liverpool John Moores University, 2004
  • Certificate in Education (Post Compulsory Education &Training), Edge Hill University 2009
  • PGCE Teaching in Higher Education, Edge Hill University, 2016

Membership of Professional and Learned Bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Society for Education


  • Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Policing
  • Module Leader – PLN1000 Introduction to Law & Policing
  • Module leader – PLN1001 Core Policing Skills

Research Interests

  • Changing Landscape in Police Education
  • Impact of Education on Youth Offending
  • Diversity & Police Culture

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