Staff profile

Amy Hale

Lecturer in Policing




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



I am a Lecturer in Policing, delivering on the BA (Hons) Professional Policing degree course. This course is accredited by the College of Policing and is one of the new entry routes into a career in policing.

Teaching responsibilities

Together with my colleagues, I teach a range of modules on the Professional Policing BA (Hons) programme that covers all aspects of policing. I am responsible for the modules: 'Criminal Justice ' and 'Mental Health, Vulnerability and Risk'. I also teach on the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA) course and on the Nottinghamshire Police Special Constable training program. I organise guest speakers and visits to police establishments to enhance the learning experience for students.

Professional interests

As a former sex offender manager, I am very interested in offender management and rehabilitation, particularly regarding female sex offenders. Additionally, I have an interest in police officer mental health and PTSD. 

Research interests

My research interests include CSE (Child sexual exploitation) prevention, as well as the new generation of 'Gen Z' police officers and their integration/assimilation into the police service. 

Membership of professional bodies


Experience in industry

I joined the Univerity of Derby after 13 years as a police officer in West Midlands Police. I have worked as a response officer, partnerships officer, CID, offender manager and neighbourhood team Sergeant. I worked extensively on the formation of the 'Troubled Families' program in partnership with Walsall Council. I was regularly trained in Public Order and was one of the first officers deployed during the riots of 2011. I have extensive offender management and risk assessment training, specific to the management of high-risk sex offenders. I have also been trained to manage critical incidents (SIFAC) and police management/leadership. 

Additional interests and activities

I play hockey for my local hockey team (often in goal) and I enjoy participating in and marshaling my local Parkrun on Saturdays.