Michael is a former Detective Sergeant with the Metropolitan Police, with more than thirty years’ experience across multiple departments. Including homicide, covert as well as overt counter-terrorism, serious and organised crime, and even specialist child abuse cases.

In February 2019, Michael deployed as the Lead Instructor for a Veterans for Wildlife team tasked with delivering basic law enforcement training in Cameroon. In conjunction with the Zoological Society of London, Michael and the team taught a number of groups of frontline agents from the Ministry of Forests and Wildlife. These agents are tasked with securing the Dja Biosphere Reserve in the southeast of the country - a daunting and demanding role!

The course covered a number of critical subjects, including: crime scene management, interview techniques, tactical questioning, evidence collection, as well as person and vehicle searches.

This was the first project to be delivered under the auspices of a brand-new relationship between Veterans for Wildlife and ZSL. Over the course of the coming months, a number of follow-on training programs will be delivered. In order to ensure understand and application of the underlying policing concepts.