Staff profile

Katherine Hewitt

Lecturer in Policing

Katherine smiling and talking




College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



I am a Lecturer in Policing, within the College of Business, Law and Social Science here at the University of Derby. I currently teach on our accredited BA (Hons) Professional Policing degree course.

Teaching responsibilities

I am responsible for teaching a number of modules throughout the BA (Hons) Professional Policing degree course.

Professional interests

I am interested in the Initial Crime Investigators Development Programme and the application of the Core Investigative Doctrine. I am also interested in Professionalising the Investigation Process and methods of continual police officer development.


Experience in industry

I studied for a BSc (Hons) at the University of Central Lancashire between 2005 and 2008. In 2008 I joined Derbyshire Constabulary and was a police officer for over eleven years. 

I spent three years as a uniform response officer working in Chesterfield. Then I spent two years as a Safer Neighbourhood Team officer. I subsequently qualified as a Detective Constable in 2014 and spent six years working within Chesterfield CID. This involved leading the investigation for a large number of serious and complex crimes.

I have been the Officer In the Case for a large number of trials at Crown Court, many of which have resulted in successful convictions. I am trained in the use of the Violent and Sex Offender Register.

I qualified as a Tier 3 suspect interviewer in 2018.

International experience

In 2007 I spent four months studying at the Police Academy of the Czech Republic in Prague.

Additional interests and activities

Since joining the University, I have joined the University of Derby Choir.