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Brian McNeill

Senior Lecturer in Policing

Law, Criminology & Policing

Brian McNeill

Department: Law, Criminology & Policing

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Brian McNeill is a Senior Lecturer in Policing at Edge Hill University and was previously the Head of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in the Liverpool Centre for Advanced Policing Studies at Liverpool John Moores University (2016 – 2019).

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

In 2011 Brian 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 National Police Chief’s Council 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.