Staff profile

Barrie Archer

Lecturer in Policing




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences



I have recently joined the policing team as a lecturer after completing an LL.B (Hons) Law degree here at the University of Derby. 

I have had two successful careers, firstly with the British Army were I worked in Intelligence and secondly with Warwickshire Police as a Sergeant where i worked in a number of roles including Proactive policing, Custody Sergeant and lastly as a Reactive Shift Sergeant, unfortunately, my time with the police was cut short due to an injury sustained on duty.

I'm currently studying an MSc Criminal Investigation full time as well.  In my spare time, my family and I are involved in Ice Hockey, where my wife is involved in the management of the sport, Oliver plays for four different teams and I manage an Ice Hockey Team namely the Hull Jets who recently won their conference for the first time in their history.

Teaching responsibilities

Delivering the Police Degree Apprenticeship Program.

Professional interests

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Additional interests and activities

I manage an Ice Hockey Team the Hull Jets who won their conference for the first time ever last season 19/20.

Colleagues pass a folder of documents across a desk

Law student Barrie Archer is giving out free legal advice to the people of Derby as part of our Student Legal Advice Centre. Here, he explains why.