Brian Chappell

Director and Consultant (Strategic)

Brian Chappell retired from the London Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), in 2011, as a Detective Chief Inspector and operational head within the Specialist Crime Directorate at New Scotland Yard, where he was a member of the senior management team.  He has management experience of all aspects of proactive investigation, intelligence development, analysis and related specialist training.

As course director, he was responsible for management of CHIS training to MPS staff, provincial police services, and overseas law enforcement and external agencies. He also led national multi-agency forums, consolidating CHIS, human rights and legislative training for all ranks up to chief officer, resulting in national standards and quality assurance of training. This also included representing his organisation at national multi-agency working groups, responsible for the development of national policy and standards for over 7 years.

During the same period, on behalf of Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), Brian also represented the United Kingdom on a number of international forums, responsible for the co-ordination of intelligence issues, in the context of mutual co-operation and development of best practice and human rights compliance.  He has also conducted training needs analysis and led capability building projects for international law enforcement agencies, through peer review.

Until recently, Brian was engaged as a full time senior lecturer at the University of Portsmouth, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, where his teaching provision, at both undergraduate and post graduate level, included criminal investigation; intelligence; organised crime and wildlife crime. His specialisms also include ethics, leadership and management in intelligence and investigations. Since moving into the commercial sector, he continues to maintain strong links with the University of Portsmouth and teaches on a part time basis, primarily to postgraduate students.


  • Professional Doctorate in Criminal Justice (DCrimJ) (University of Portsmouth) – 2015.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE). (University of Portsmouth)- 2013.
  • Master of Arts (MA) (with distinction) Intelligence and Security Studies (Brunel University) – 2008.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
  • Member of the British Society of Criminology.
  • Awarded MBE – 2009.

Specialist Skills

Investigation; intelligence; ethics; leadership & management in intelligence led investigations. Capability building; technical guidance; training needs analysis and course design.

Countries in Which Employed

Italy, The Netherlands, Gibraltar, Germany, Croatia, Australia, Belgium, Jamaica, Cyprus, Switzerland, Norway, USA, Brazil, Abu Dhabi, Georgia, United Kingdom, Kazakhstan, Palestine and Isle of Man and Kenya.