Mark Welton

I am a Lecturer and member of the team responsible for the delivery of the newly accredited Degree in Professional Policing (licensed by the College of Policing) at York St John University. I began lecturing in 2017 having retired from the Metropolitan Police Service after almost 31 years exemplary service. Since then I have taught the Extended Diploma in Public Services at North Herts College, Hertfordshire and on the BSc(Hons) Criminology program at York St John University. As a mature student I was awarded BSc(Hons)(Open) with the Open University studying the Environment, Globalisation, Criminology, Crime, Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology. I also studied at Portsmouth University where I graduated as Master of Public Administration. Recently I have been awarded the Diploma in Education and Teaching.

As a police officer I have performed roles spanning across the entire policing spectrum. My experience being in Covert policing, Firearms command , Post Incident Procedure, Major Incident Investigation and Counter Terrorism. I also performed roles at various levels during my career; my final role being Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of the National Counter Terrorism Policing Operational Centre seconded to the National Police Chiefs Council.

Further Information


Lecturer BSc(Hons) Degree in Professional Policing


Policing; Counter Terrorism, Firearms, Covert Policing and BREXIT

Professional Activities

I am currently studying Professional Certificate in Academic Practice. This will enable me to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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