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Dr Victor Olisa QPM PhD MSc

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Dr Victor Olisa QPM

Senior Lecturer, London Policing College

With over 35 years’ experience working in three UK police forces Victor has engaged in a wide range of policing roles and activities, finishing as a Chief Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police Service.  During his career he worked in uniform and plain clothes in Surrey Police, before transferring to the City of London Police as a uniform Inspector before becoming a Detective Inspector in the Fraud Squad leading a team investigating high value complex fraud on large national and international financial institutions.

He worked for three years in the Home Office, leading the work on stop and search and working on other matters concerning Race in the Criminal Justice System, briefing and supporting the Attorney General and the Minister of State at the Home Office. He transferred to the Metropolitan Police Service where held several frontline policing roles, led the work on stop and search; was Borough Commander at two boroughs (including Haringey leading the recovery after the riots in 2011). His final post was lead for the Diversity Unit and led the Inclusion and Diversity work in the MPS, retiring in 2017.  He has worked with Criminal Justice professionals in Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Sao Paolo, USA, Abu Dhabi and lectured at Universities in the UK and USA.

Victor is a visiting Fellow at the Mannheim Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) carrying research into the management pressures on senior police officers in the UK. His PhD was awarded at LSE in 2005, researching the Culture of Police Management.

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