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Steve Mortimore

Steve spent over 30 years in British Policing serving with three forces (Sussex, Dorset and Avon and Somerset).

He also served with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC), and during the latter part of his career with the Home office, both in London. He has a very wide range of policing experience including training, community policing, investigations, traffic, policing major events and national policy.

Steve attended the strategic command course in 2002 and was gold commander for one of the world's largest music festivals (Glastonbury) and introduced neighbourhood policing in his force.

Steve has been influential at a national level. He was the national police lead for prolific offenders, in HMIC he wrote an influential national report on crime recording, and in the NPIA (up to the rank of DCC) he was the national lead for implementation of numerous projects including neighbourhood policing and Europe wide Schengen information system. He delivered the Prime Minister's pledge to introduce national on-line crime mapping.

Steve is a Lead Consultant for Top2% and is involved in the development of the business and recently worked in partnership with the University of South Wales to deliver the Certificate module for an MSC in International Policing and a course on dealing with major incidents.

Areas of Expertise

  • Neighbourhood policing and multi-agency work
  • Training and development - course design and evaluation
  • Operational gold command – firearms, public order, major events, and CBRN
  • Programme and project delivery at force and national level


  • Home Office Programme and Project Sponsorship (SRO) qualified
  • MSc in Criminal Justice Studies – Portsmouth
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Criminal Justice Studies - Cambridge
  • Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Criminology – Open University/Prison Service
  • BA(Hons) in psychology – Open University
  • Police Trainers Certificate
  • Facilitator in Strength Deployment Inventory (SDI)
  • QCF (NVQ) Level 3 Assessor Certificate
  • Recognised teacher status (RTS) with University of South Wales

Courses Delivered

MSc International Policing

The MSc International Policing course is a dynamic and operationally focused course which will enhance your understanding and practical application of modern policing models and partnership working around the world.

Certificate in Policing Major Sporting Events

This course offers a unique opportunity to gain a certificate with the University of South Wales in Policing Major Sporting Events.

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