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Mr Martin Tangen

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Criminology and Criminal Justice


Georg Martin Tangen (known as Martin) is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for Professional Policing within the School of Sociology.  Professional Policing is new to 2019 Academic year. Successful graduates of this degree are able to pursue directly a career as a professional police officer in England and Wales.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU Martin worked as a Police officer for 24 years in a variety of roles. He has been involved in the training and development of police recruits and officers since 2005.

In 2015 Martin moved into the developing police role of Digital Media Investigator providing specialist advice around exploitation of digital aspects within criminal investigation including data recovery, Open Source intelligence, device exploitation, and vehicle telematics. As a result, he was instrumental in developing and promoting the exploitation of vehicle telematics data in crime investigation, and sat on the Police National telematics working group.

External activity

    Martin maintains strong links with vehicle telematics and digital investigation practitioners. Martin works with The Investigator to provide informative input to CPD events and conferences nationally.

Press expertise

Crime, Emergency services, internet/online and policing