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About Paul Ralph

I retired from Merseyside Police in 2014 after completing 30 years’ service in the ranks of Constable, Sergeant and Inspector. I gained extensive experience in a number of fields in both uniform and CID posts including Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism, Integrated Offender Management, Covert Operations and Critical Incident Management. I have also worked in Northern Ireland investigating terrorist related murders from ‘the Troubles’.

During the last five years I have taught on BTEC Public Services courses and have experience teaching students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities at a College of Further Education in Liverpool and have more recently been employed as both Visiting Lecturer at the University on the Police Degree programme and now as a full-time lecturer within the Institute of Policing.


I am currently the Module Leader on the following modules:-

  • IP4104 – Response Policing
  • IP4629 – Intelligence, Legal Procedure and Evidence
  • IP4640 – Managing and Investigating Crime and Crime Scenes
  • IP5104 – Policing Investigations.

I also teach on IP4102 Police Legislation and Criminal Justice and supervise Dissertations at Level 6.



BA (Hons) in History, a PGCE teaching qualification and I am currently studying for an MA in Higher Education.