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Qualifications

MSc (with distinction) Forensic Psychology and Criminology (Open)
BA (Hons)(first class) Social Sciences (Open)
Certificate in Terrorism Studies (St. Andrews University)
Diploma in Criminology (University of Wales, Cardiff)
Further and Adult Education Teachers Certificate (City & Guilds)
NVQ D32 and D33 workplace assessor awards

About

Geoff Coliandris is a retired police inspector who joined the University of South Wales (USW) Policing and Security team in 2006 as an hourly-paid lecturer (HPL). He gained teaching and other qualifications including a Master’s degree after joining the police service. He retired from the police with a certificate of exemplary service.

Experience

As a police officer, Geoff gained wide operational experience in busy environments, in response as well as community-oriented roles. As a ‘bronze’ commander, he dealt with and responded to a full range of spontaneous and pre-planned incidents, events and operations including those relating to large-scale public disorder, major sporting, entertainment and political events, firearms, crime and counter-terrorism. He has served at local, force and national policing levels operationally.

In addition to uniform operational experience, Geoff gained departmental and specialist experience in a number of management capacities, notably training, recruitment and promotions assessment and community safety. As a training manager, he worked on secondment at a national police recruit foundation training site. There, he managed teams of police and Home Office trainers responsible for preparing student officers from forces serving Wales and England. This role involved curriculum development, evaluation, project management, staff development and assessment and professional standards and welfare work. As an in-force training manager, he oversaw a force-wide specialist quality and equality of service delivery project. This focused on developing awareness and practices among police officers and staff in terms of policing delivery in the wake of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry towards diverse communities across South Wales. As team leader for his force recruitment and promotions assessment unit, Geoff had lead responsibility for designing, validating and delivering assessment processes for police applicants as well as serving officers seeking promotion. As a community safety manager, he worked in a multi-agency environment designing, monitoring and delivering a range of crime and disorder initiatives.

Since joining the USW team Geoff has been involved in all aspects of tutoring on many of the awards offered by the University at Foundation Studies, undergraduate and Master’s levels. He has also taught on several other modules. Over this period he has worked with students from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds including: practitioners and managers from multi-agencies; senior police officers from foreign police services; and serving local police officers.

Responsibilities

Module leader – MSc Community & Partnerships modules – ‘Problem-Oriented Partnerships’ and ‘Community Issues’ (2015-16)
Module leader – ‘Strategic Management in the Police Service’ (BSc Police Science Year 3)
Module Leader – Foundation Year Police Studies module ‘Practical Skills for Police Officers’
Module Leader – ‘Protecting Vulnerable People’ (BSc Police Science Year 1)(current)
Tutor on ‘Police Duties and Law’ module (BSc Police Science Year 1)
Assessor and designer – BSc Police Science degree interactive exercises
Module tutor Step Up To Management programme module ‘Understand Theories, Models and Frameworks for Leadership and Management of Social Care’ (2016)

Publications

Coliandris, G. (2018) ‘Taking down Castro’, Police Professional Issue 626, Oct 11, 14-16.

Coliandris, G. (2018) ‘The curious professional’, Police Professional Issue 600, Apr 5, 17-19.

Coliandris, G. (2018) ‘Registering Concern’, Police Professional Issue 591, Feb. 1, 22-24.

Coliandris, G. (2017) ‘Framing vulnerabilities’, Police Professional Issue 585, Dec 7, 17-19.

Coliandris, G. (2017) ‘Regaining momentum’, Police Professional Issue 563, July 6, 20-22.

Coliandris, G. (2017) ‘Soft cells’, Police Professional Issue 540, 26 Jan., 17-19.

Coliandris, G. (2016) ‘Working for well-being’, Police Professional Issue 528, 20 Oct., 16-18.

Coliandris, G. (2016) ‘Directing decisions’. Police Professional, Issue 488, Jan. 14, 14-16.

Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘County Lines and Wicked Problems: Exploring the need for improved policing approaches to vulnerability and early intervention’. Australasian Policing: A Journal of Professional Practice and Research, Vol. 7, No. 2: 25-36.

Rogers, C. and Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘Seeing Vulnerability’.Police Professional, 3 Sept. Issue 471: 18-20.

Coliandris, M. and Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘Is Anyone Remotely Interested? The Rise of the Police Drone’. Australasian Policing: A Journal of Professional Practice and Research, Vol.7, No. 1: 15-25.

Rogers, C. and Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘The expert citizen? The key to future police legitimacy’. Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 88(2): 95-105.

Rogers, C., Coliandris, G. and Coliandris, M. (2015) ‘Police in the dronescape’. Police Professional Issue 447, 18 March, 19-21.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2014) ‘Asset Rediscovery’, Police Professional Issue 425, 2 Oct, 23-5.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2014) ‘Improving Organisational Performance – Red Team Policing and Partnerships’, Safer Communities Journal, 13(2): 63-72.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2014) ‘Policing uncovered’, Police Professional Issue 392, Feb. 13, 16-18.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2013) ‘Safeguarding democracy’, Police Professional, Issue 384,Dec. 5th, 16-18.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2013) ‘Titanic or Mayflower’, Police Professional, Issue 379, 31 Oct., 16-17.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2013) ‘Policing Domestic Abuse Effectively: A Blueprint for Success?’, Australasian Policing: A Journal of Professional Practice and Research, 5(2): 3-7.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2013) ‘Domestic abuse policing: a complex arrangement’. Police Professional, 360: 24-26.

Coliandris, G. (2012). ‘Hate in a cyber age’, in B. Blakemore and I. Awan (eds) Policing Cyber Hate, Cyber Threats and Cyber Terrorism, Farnham: Ashgate Publishing: 75-94.

Coliandris, G., Rogers, C., and Gravelle, J. (2011). ‘Smoke and mirrors, or a real attempt at reform?’ Policing 5 (3): 199-209

Rogers, C. and Coliandris, G. (2008). ‘The government’s terrorism strategy: implications for partnerships’. Safer Communities 7(3): 17-21.

Coliandris, G. and Rogers, C. (2008). ‘Linking Police Culture, Leadership and Partnership Working’. Police Journal 81(2): 111-125

Book Reviews

Coliandris, G. (2017) ‘Policing and Social Media’, The Police Journal, 1-4 (first published online 10 May) doi: 10.1177/0032258X17709102

Coliandris, G. (2017) ‘The Routledge Handbook of Technology, Crime and Justice’, The Police Journal, (forthcoming)

Coliandris, G. (2017) ‘Plural Policing: Theory and Practice’, The Police Journal 90(1): 86-88.

Coliandris, G. (2016) ‘Gender and Crime: A Human Rights Approach’ (2nd edn) The Police Journal 1-3, (first published online 13 Dec) doi: 10.1177/0032258X16682116.

Coliandris, G. (2016) ’ Transnational Crime & Criminal Justice’, The Police Journal, 89(4): 346-7.

Coliandris, G. (2016) ’ Governing the Police: Experience in Six Democracies’. The Police Journal, June 2016 89(3): 263-265.

Coliandris, G. (2016) ‘Police Corruption and Police Reforms in Developing Societies’, The Police Journal, March 2016 89(1): 88-90.

Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘Police Services: Leadership and Management Perspectives’, The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles,December 2015 88(4): 334-336,

Coliandris, G. (2015) ’ Hate Crime: Impact, Causes and Responses. Second Edition’,The Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles,December 2015 88(4): 336-338.

Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘Multi-Agency Safeguarding in a Public Protection World: A Handbook for Protecting Children and Vulnerable Adults’,Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 88(3): 204-8.

Coliandris, G. (2015) ’ Domestic Abuse, Homicide and Gender’, Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 88(2): 174-177
Coliandris, G. (2015) ‘Researching The Police In The 21st Century: International Lessons From The Field’, Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 88(1): 78-81.
Coliandris, G. (2014) ‘Introduction to Policing’, Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, Vol. 87(4):277-280.
Coliandris, G. (2014) ’ Signal Crimes: Social Reactions to Crime, Disorder, and Control’, Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 87 (3): 211-214.

Coliandris, G. (2014) ‘Zander on PACE, 6th edn. by M. Zander’ Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, 87(2):139-141.
Coliandris, G. (2014) ‘Researching Crime: Approaches, Methods and Application, by C.Cowther-Dowey and P. Fussey’ Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles, Vol. 87 (1): 61-64.

He is the author of a postgraduate module on ‘violent extremism and terrorism’ offered by the university as part of its MSc Community and Partnerships award.

Memberships

NARPO

External

Jan. 2014 – Oct. 2017 Book Reviews Editor, Police Journal: Theory, Practice and Principles

Research

Areas of interest include: public protection; hate crime; violent extremism; terrorism; community safety; police culture, domestic abuse, police management, police reform, policing technology, organisational learning, management and leadership.

Areas of Expertise

Policing – specifically: Community safety, problem-solving policing/partnerships, public protection, management, police training, leadership, organisational reform.

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