Jon Blake

Consultant – OSINT Cybercrime & Information Security

Jon Blake has over 27 years’ experience as a detective and covert intelligence officer with the Metropolitan Police Service, New Scotland Yard, London. He retired from the service in 2014 with an exemplary service record.

He has a unique blend of experience, having served in varied operational, policy development and training roles and he has been the driving force behind several ground-breaking national training and Continued Professional Development programmes, many of which have been adopted internationally.

His last posting from 2011 to 2014 was at the UK College of Policing as the National Coordinator for Intelligence Skills, with responsibility for Open Source and Internet Investigation and related Intelligence Management/Operative skills development.

Jon sat on a number of Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) working groups as a Subject Matter Expert in the areas of Internet related crime and covert operations and acted as an advisor to those setting national investigative policy and procedures.

A highly sought after speaker and lecturer and passionate about his area of work, Jon has developed several training courses and specialist workshops to enhance working knowledge for those involved in on-line investigations and intelligence gathering, including those operating covertly and on the dark and deep webs.

Jon is an associate lecturer in Cybercrime and Criminal Justice at the Universities of Northampton and Derby in both under and post graduate studies.


  • Reading for a master’s degree in Information Security and Digital Forensics, developing a dissertation around the forensic detection and subsequent disruption of hacking attacks.
  • City & Guilds Level 3 and 4 qualified trainer
  • NVQ A1 Assessor
  • Certified Ethical Hacker – EH Academy

Specialist Skills:

Cyber and Internet technical and non-technical investigations, physical and online penetration testing and social engineering, digital forensics, covert operations and intelligence gathering.

Countries in Which Employed:

South Africa, Namibia, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Israel, Palestine, Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, Singapore and USA