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Master of Arts Degree (Education) December 1997 Open University
Community and Race Relations Police Trainer June 1996 South Wales Police
Professional Diploma in Post Compulsory Education December 1995 Open University
Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate June 1992 City and Guilds of London Institute
Police Trainers Certificate October 1989 National Police Training


An experienced police manager who has enjoyed a varied and rewarding police career which has involved extensive operational policing activity and a number of non-operational roles and secondments, including experience in police training.

Experience of working within other agencies includes secondments to College of Policing, Wales Office, National Policing Improvement Agency, Rhondda Cynon Taff Local Authority, and National Police Training.

Committed to personal development, a holder of professional qualifications in adult education and learning including an MA (Education) achieved through study with the Open University.

A confident, approachable and friendly person. Possessing excellent communication skills, which have been extensively tested. A “people person” who is effective at delivering excellent customer service.

Retired from the police service and now enjoying continuing employment, on a part time basis, at the University of South Wales. Performing a role that provides opportunities to utilise professional educational qualifications to impart knowledge concerning the UK police service. Thus developing the knowledge and skills of students who have an interest in the UK police service and who may aspire to become police officers.


Police Officer – South Wales Police. July 1984 – October 2014
Ranks held up to Temporary Superintendent.
Various Locations, operational and management roles and external secondments.
Policing Experience:
A positive ambassador for the police service throughout a 30 year career, enjoying a good reputation amongst communities served.
Significant managerial experience. Building a strong team ethos and achieving performance targets set over sustained periods.
An enthusiastic and effective proponent and deliverer of change, both within South Wales Police and the wider UK police service. Demonstrating a career-long commitment to customer service, community safety, neighbourhood policing and community and race relations.
Excellent oral communication skills that have been developed and tested in a variety of forums which include:
• Teaching police recruits over a two year period.
• Addressing community groups.
• Guest speaking at public events.
• Briefing police officers being deployed into challenging operational activities in groups of between 3 & 300.
• Dealing with victims of crime and offenders under highly charged emotional circumstances.
• Making presentations to Senior Police Officers and partnership agencies.
• Providing verbal briefings to Senior Police Officers and Government Cabinet members.
• Lecturing Senior Police Officers at the Beijing Police College.
• Making presentations at National Policing Seminars.


Hourly Paid Lecturer at The University of South Wales (USW).

Delivering two course modules for the Policing Sciences Degree, Faculty of International Policing:
Community Safety: First year students
Performance and Development: Second year students.


Unpublished Research
Perry, C. and Thomas, G. (2018) A Community Impact Evaluation of Policing Operations Panther and Ulysses in Relation to the Supply and Use of Class ‘A’ Controlled Drugs in the Llanelli Area, Pontypridd: University of South Wales.


National Association of Retired Police Officers


A native of the Cynon Valley who has a strong sense of pride in community and has made a significant contribution to community groups in the area.


Not engaged in consultancy work.


Also engaged by USW as an Honorary Researcher. Sep 2017 – February 2018:
Community Impact Evaluation of Policing Operations in Relation to the Supply and Use of Class ‘A’ Controlled Drugs (Commissioned by Dyfed-Powys Police)

Areas of Expertise

Has extensive policing experience in aspects of policing relevant to community safety and staff development.
An experienced police trainer who has experience ranging from probationer training to lecturing senior police managers.


Not applicable.

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