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Bob Broadhurst OBE QPM

Senior Lecturer, Major Incident and Public Order, London Policing College.

Bob is the professional lead policing major incidents, public order sporting and ceremonial events. He has extensive success and experience as the Chief Officer leading in these areas for the Metropolitan Police Service and particularly as the Gold Commander for the 2012 Olympics, several Royal Events and a number of incidents of major disorder. His experience extends to working with several other countries to develop their response within these high-risk areas.

Bob served for 36 years in the Metropolitan Police, London, from 1977 to 2013. Serving in uniform, he rose through the ranks, working mainly in South East London.

He became the head of Public Order and Operational Response, responsible for all aspects of policy, doctrine and training. In this role he had command of the public order branch, the dog section, mounted section, Air Support, marine section and CBRN, as well as all aspects of emergency preparedness and business continuity. One of the most experienced public order commanders in the UK, Bob was Gold for such iconic events as Trooping the Colour, Notting Hill Carnival, Tour de France, Papal visit, G20 and two Royal weddings. He was the Gold commander for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Bob is a fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management has a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Criminology (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge) and a first degree in Geography. He lectures for the Emergency Planning College, is an Associates with the College of Policing and delivers on the Indian Police Service Mid-Career Programme on mega event policing.



Roger retired from the Metropolitan Police Service having successfully completed a thirty-four-year career in 2012. He has a unique background in operational command having been pivotal in all major events in London for over 14 years. Accustomed to working at executive and tactical levels, he is well practiced in strategic risk management, managing complex threats to people, property, places and reputation; achieving business continuity and managing specialist teams with national and international responsibilities. He developed command centre processes and training programmes to prepare individuals and teams to command major events, including the 2012 London Olympics. He designed and successfully delivered leadership, incident management training and exercises to a variety of audiences in the UK and abroad. His professional and personal commitment was recognised by Her Majesty in 2007 when he was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished Service.

Roger is now working as an Advisor, Trainer or Consultant and his portfolio includes; Associate Lecturer, Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College; Associate Tutor, College of Policing; Visiting Lecturer at several Universities; Editorial Panel Member for Crisis Response Journal; and a number of risk, crisis management and security projects with organisations. He also worked as an Advisor as part of security planning for 2022 FIFA World Cup for 18 months.

Roger is a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection & Emergency Management (FICPEM), Fellow of the Security Institute (FSyI), Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) and Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM). He has a Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (DTLLS), Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (QTLS) and a Member of the Society for Education and Training (MSET)

Roger Gomm QPM

Dr. Bernd Bürger Polizeidirektor (Colonel / Assistant Chief Constable)

Dr. Bernd Bürger joined the Bavarian police in 1997 and has worked  in the context of assemblies/large events since 2000. He was responsible for managing the protestor’s camp and spontaneous assemblies at the Garmisch-Partenkirchen G7 summits in 2015 and 2022. Between 2015 and 2020, he was commanding officer of the Dachau special public order unit (evidence and arrest unit) where he was also deployed “on the front line” at the Hamburg G20 summit. He serves as head of the Police Operations Department at the Institute of Futher Education of the Bavarian Police since 2020. In addition to his practical experience, he is a renowned public order scientist, lecturing in various German and European states. He also spoke at the 2018 International Association of Chiefs of Police Meeting in Orlando and 2019 at the Public Order Workshop of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Toronto.

Dr. Tamara D. Herold (formerly Madensen) is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Graduate Director at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She is also a Senior Research Advisor and leading the National Institute of Justice’s Evidence to Action (E2A) Initiative through 2024. She received her Ph.D. with an emphasis in Crime Prevention from the University of Cincinnati. She uses the crime science perspective to study the criminological impact of the design and management of places, as well as crowd and neighborhood dynamics associated with violence. Her publications translate theory and research evidence into practice and policy. Her book, Preventing Crowd Violence, has been translated into two foreign languages. Dr. Herold has researched and developed police and security crowd management training, provided to agencies throughout the world (e.g., local police departments, national sports leagues and venues, federal agencies – including Secret Service and Pentagon Police, and international agencies – including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police).  She has published numerous practitioner-focused research papers, including two Problem-Oriented Policing Guides funded by the COPS Office and three strategies/research monographs recognized for their effectiveness in reducing school violence, property crime in vulnerable communities, and neighborhood gun violence. She co-developed the violence reduction initiative, Place-based Investigations of Violent Offender Territories (PIVOT, now PNI), and the University of Cincinnati’s Strategic Burglary Initiative, which received the 2017 and 2022 Herman Goldstein Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing Awards, respectively. She was recently commissioned by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to author a systematic review of effective police training methods. At UNLV, Dr. Herold has received the CSUN Faculty Excellence Award, the College of Urban Affairs Teaching and Community Engagement Awards, and UNLV’s Spanos Distinguished Teaching Award.

Dr Tamara D Herold

Ulrike Neuhoff

Ulrike holds degrees in psychology, sociology and pedagogic. She has been in police training and education at the College for Police and Administration for many years before joining IBZ Castle Gimborn, the IPA’s training and education centre. She is in charge of the development and delivery of the Institution’s training and advanced education programme.

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