Parminder Pabla

Parminder Pabla

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Parm is a lecturer on the BA (Hons) Policing course.

Career overview

Parm is a retired Police Inspector, having completed 30 years' service with Derbyshire Police. However, he continues to be a Police Negotiator for Derbyshire Police and re-joined the Force as a Special Constable in order carry on this role.

Most of his police career was in ‘front line’, response policing at PC, Sergeant and Inspector ranks, as well as neighbourhood policing. He also performed the roles of Custody Sergeant, Custody Inspector, and Public Order Officer (where he policed numerous Derby County football matches as inside ground commander). He was  a Police Trainer (where he trained new recruits in law and procedure) and serious acquisitive crime co-ordinator where he oversaw the multi-agency prolific and priority offender scheme for the Force.

Parm also held divisional and Force-wide audit, compliance and performance improvement roles where he examined the Force’s response to dwelling burglary, sexual assaults, ‘domestic’ violence and violent crime within the Night Time Economy (NTE). He reviewed national publications such as the Volume Crime Management Model.

Whilst in the Community Safety department he was involved in the ‘Troubled Families’ programme and also led and co-ordinated a gun and knife amnesty. He project managed the amalgamation of the Personnel, Training and Occupational Health departments into one HR department.

He was seconded twice to the College of Policing, where he examined the national provision of Police IT systems and latterly, he implemented change management in Communications Data – Single Point of Contact (SPoC) Units in 20 Police Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies, including the National Crime Agency (NCA).

External activity

Parm sits on Employment Tribunals as an ‘employee’ lay panel member, alongside an Employment Judge and an ‘employer’ lay panel member.

Course(s) I teach on

  • Policing pathway students
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2019