DR RICHARD HESLOP
Police Sergeant, West Yorkshire Police, UK
West Yorkshire Police Training and Development Centre (TDC)
Bishopgarth, Wakefield, England
Ed.D UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS Leeds, UK
Cognate areas: Police studies, Sociology
Thesis: Police recruit training and community engagement:
Supervisor: Professor Miriam Zukas
PGCE UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD Huddersfield, UK
2000 Adult Education
MA UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS Leeds, UK
1999 Political Science: Democracy Studies
BSc OPEN UNIVERSITY UK
1997 Sociology and Politics
(First class honours)
Selective police career
Feb 2006 – Present Team Leader/trainer
(Including between Nov 2010 and Aug 2011 duties as Deputy Head of Detective Training)
April 2004 – Feb 2006 Promoted Sergeant (operational policing)
Feb 2002 – April 2004 Secondment (National Police Training) Research and Development
Oct 1998 -Feb 2002 Trainer
Crime Training Faculty WYP TDC
May 1988 -1998 Police Officer (operational policing)
Areas of academic/research interest
Police training and education
Professions and professionalisation
Sociology of policing
Study of policing
Heslop, R., ‘Simon Holdaway: police studies pioneer’. Invited article, under preparation for Police Practice and Research: an International Journal.
2011 Heslop, R., “Community engagement, and learning as becoming: findings from a study of British police recruit training”. Policing & Society 21 (3)
2011 Heslop, R., “Reproducing police culture in a British university: findings from an exploratory case study of police foundation degrees”. Police Practice & Research: an International Journal 12 (4).
2011 Heslop, R., “The British police service: professionalisation or McDonaldization”. International Journal of Police Science and Management 13 (4).
White, D & Heslop, R., “Educating, legitimising or accessorising? Alternative conceptions of professional training in UK higher education: a comparative study of teacher, nurse and police officer educators”. Accepted for publication in Police Practice &Research: an international journal
2006 Heslop, R., “‘Doing a Maslow’: Humanistic education and diversity in police training”. The Police Journal 79.
Non refereed publications
2011 Heslop, R & White, D., ‘Ready to Serve’. Police Review, 4 February 2011.
2010 Heslop, R., ‘Modern professionals’. Police Review 29 October 2010.
2010 Heslop, R., ‘Learning Curve’. Police Review, 20 August 2010.
Heslop, R., ‘A Conversation with Sir Norman Bettison: Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police’. Forthcoming in Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders across the Globe, Edited by Baker, B and Das, D.
Heslop, R., ‘Does the current student officer training meet the needs of professional and ethical practice?’ Forthcoming in The Handbook of Professional Standards, Edited by McVean, A.
2011 Heslop, R, & White D., (presentation), A new police studies for a new professional police service: changes and challenges from a UK perspective. Paper presented at the Police Learning: Professionalisation and Partnerships Conference, University of Northampton 6-7 September 2011.
2011 White, D & Heslop, R., (presentation), What is the attraction of nurse training as a model for professional education? An analysis of field and habitus in the construction of curricula for nurse, teacher and police officer training. Fifth Critical Perspectives on Professional Learning Conference, University of Leeds 13 June 2011.
2010 Heslop, R., (presentation), They didn’t treat us like professionals: a case study of police recruits trained at a university. Fourth Critical Perspectives on Professional Learning Conference, University of Leeds, 10 January 2010.
2007 Heslop, R., (presentation), Learning the wrong things. 5th International Conference on Researching Work and Learning, Cape Town, South Africa, 2 to 5 December 2007.
2007 Heslop, R., (presentation), Them and Us: emerging findings from a study of police recruits trained at university. 37th Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research (SCUTREA), 3-5 July 2007, Queens University Belfast.
2005 Heslop, R., (presentation), ‘Doing a Maslow’: humanistic education and the problem of diversity in police recruit training. 35th SCUTREA, 5-7 July 2005 (recipient of Michael Stephens award for best postgraduate research paper).
2011 Heslop, R., ‘Trends in policing: interviews with police leaders across the globe’ (volume three). Police Practice & Research 12 (6)
2006 ‘Achieving Your Doctorate in Education’. Reviewed in Studies in the Education of Adults 38 (2).
Awards and honours
2012 Fulbright Police Research Scholarship (University of Cincinnati).
2011 Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal
2003 Bramshill Fellowship (to research British police training methodology)
2002 Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal
Professional and academic affiliations
Editor for Practitioner Liaison: Police Practice & Research: An International Journal.
Member of Central Authority for Initial Police Learning
Ad-hoc reviewer service
International Journal or Police Science and Management
Police Practice & Research: an International Journal
Book reviewer for Oxford University Press and Taylor & Francis.
2011 Heslop R, Involving Universities in Initial Police Training (and the ‘McDonaldization’ of British Policing). Presentations to Police Federation of England and Wales seminar on Police Professionalisation 23 to 25 February 2011.
Selective teaching experience
Nov 2010 - to present WYP TDC
Sergeants operational policing
Staff welfare & Development
Oct 1998 – Feb 2002 Crime Training Faculty WYP TDC
National CID Course
Academic masters level modules completed as partial fulfilment of Doctorate in Education
EDUC (5495) Researching Lifelong Learning
EDUC (5465) Psychology and the Education of Adults
EDUC 5495 Gender and Lifelong Learning
Directed Study: Diversity in Social and Educational Theory
SLSP (5105) Advanced Sociological Theory
EDUC 5028 Educational Research Methods I
EDUC 5029 Educational Research Methods II
SLP 511 Qualitative Research Methods
EDUC 5485 Lifelong Learning in Changing Contexts
EDUC 5425 Lifelong Learning and the Professions
Other training and professional development relevant to teaching
2011 – Hydra Facilitators Course.
2004 – Advanced Diversity Trainers Course
2003 – Training Evaluation Skills
2001 - Multiple Choice Examination Question Writing Course
2000 - Police Trainer Develop Programme
1999 - City and Guilds Further & Higher Education Teachers Certificate
1998 – National Police Trainers Certificate
Updated February 2012