Phil Rudkin

Phillip Rudkin

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences


Phil is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Policing. He is also the module leader for Crime Investigations 1 and 2 and Professional Practice 1 and 2.

Career overview

Phil began his career working for Oxford Magnet Technology working as an ICT Helpdesk operative dealing with technical ICT issues following the successful completion of his degree in Computer Science.

He joined Leicestershire Police in 2003, He worked in both forward facing front line operational roles including response policing, neighbourhood policing and prisoner processing. He's also worked as a control room operative working alongside senior officers in Silver Command situations such as football matches, and large events such as the Download music festival.

For the past 8 years, he's trained new policing recruits both Specials, Regulars and PCSO’s legislative inputs and IT Systems required for their role.

In 2015, he was the lead designer and instructor responsible for all the training of the Niche RMS system used by the City of London Police Northamptonshire Police, Leicestershire Police, Derbyshire Police and Nottinghamshire Police, which is on a shared collaborative platform holding the rank of Sgt and running large training teams.

Research areas

Phil is undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Social Practice focusing on the raising of the academic bar within policing and police education. As part of this research project, he's also interested in incivility complaints in relation to academic achievement within policing.

Course(s) I teach on

  • Crime scene tape
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2019

  • Policing pathway students
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2019

  • Crime scene tape
    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Part-time | 2019