Dr. Eric Halford

Dr. Eric Halford

Assistant Professor, Policing & Security Program

Dr. Eric Halford is an Assistant Professor at Rabdan Academy, he has operational experience in a wide range of policing areas and have further developed these skills by underpinning them with academic research and study. his areas of experience include counter terrorism, child protection and criminal investigations.  A highly effective collaborator, he spent the last 7 years as a senior member of an evidence-based policing research team and have co-ordinated or led many academic research projects and initiaties within Policing. He has been a visiting lecturer at Liverpool John Moore’s University, The University of Central Lancashire and Lancaster University where he was teaching under-graduate and post graduate study in police leadership, counter terrorism, and criminal investigation. Dr. Eric has a number of publications in areas including the investigation of missing children, evidence based policing, counter terrorism and most recently the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on crime.

Masters in Terrorism and Security Studies at Salford university.

Doctorate of Philosophy in University of Central Lancashire – Forensics and applied Science

2020-Present:

Rabdan Academy – Assistant Professor

  • Policing and Security

Lancashire Constabulary – Senior Leader Evidence Based Policing Board

  • Board member of the evidence based policing board, responsible for the commissioning and delivery of the organizations academic research strategy and applied research delivery. The strategy seeks to identify key empirical knowledge gaps within policing and commissions, co-ordinates and conducts research that is subsequently used to inform practice and policy within a large policing organization.

Liverpool John Moore’s University – Visiting Lecturer

  • Creation and delivery of several lectures to students on the undergraduate policing degree program.

University of Central Lancashire – Visiting Lecturer

  • Creation and delivery of several key lectures as part of the post-graduate (MA) counter terrorism degree.

Creation and delivery of key lectures on the undergraduate policing degree program.

  • Halford, E, Dixon,A, Farrell, G, Malleson, N, Tilley, N (2020) crime and coronavirus: social distancing, lockdown, and the mobility elasticity of crime. Journal of crime science.
  • Dixon, A, Halford, E and Farrell, G (2020) spatial distributive justice and crime in the covid-19 pandemic. Leeds university
  • Sidebottom, A, Boulton, Cockbain, Halford, E & Phoenix, J (2019)missing children: risks, repeats and responses, policing and society, doi: 1080/10439463.2019.1666129
  • Halford, E, Adams, A and Clough, G (2017) evidence cafés and practitioner cafés supported by online resources: a route to innovative training in practice based approaches. European police science and research bulletin: special conference edition no. 3(3) pp. 115–122.
  • National police chiefs council (2017) better understanding demand – policing the future. Npcc performance management coordination committee. Accessible here:
  • Halford, E (2016) taboo for who? Lgbt officers and modern policing: the @wecops debate. Policing insight. Accessible at – https://policinginsight.com/author/erichalford/

Halford, E (2009) the emergence of the counter terrorism command policing model and its impact on intellig

ence sharing between the police and the security services. College of policing. Accessible at – http://library.college.police.uk/docs/counter-terrorism-dissertation.pdf

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