Russell Cooper – Director of Training

Russell Cooper

Russ has served in both the British Military and Police Service over a period of more than 31 years. During his military career he completed the All Arms Commando Course, Arctic Warfare and Arctic Survival Courses. His Police career saw him perform operational roles in uniform frontline policing CID and custody, where he undertook supervisory and management duties. He successfully completed surveillance training, surveillance driving, CROPs selection, and crime prevention training. Russ has over 20 years of training experience with 16 years in police training, as a tutor, trainer, training supervisor, and training manager, assessor, recruitment interviewer and recruit assessor. He was also seconded to the Gloucestershire Safeguarding Children Board where he provided safeguarding and child protection training to professionals from across the spectrum of police, social services, NHS, Education, voluntary organisations, housing and local government officers.

Russ has excellent conflict resolution and negotiating skills. He has excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. He is a highly competent decision-maker, who is able to work under pressure to deliver measurable results.

Master of Arts (MA) – Human Resources Management

BSc (hons) – Psychology and Social Science

Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Chartered CIPD)

Member of the Society for Education and Training (MSET)

Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS)

A1 Assessor

Physical Intervention Trainer

Conflict Management Trainer

NHS Protect Conflict Resolution Trainer

Diversity Trainer

Safeguarding Children and Young People and Child Protection Trainer

Advanced Physical Intervention Skills and Handcuff Trainer

SIA Door Supervisor Licence

Level 3 Certificate in Managing Diversity

Level 3 Certificate in Conflict Management

First Aid at Work



GSM 1962

Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (2013)

Queens Silver Jubilee Medal

Queens Golden Jubilee Medal

Hobbies & Interests

Golf, reading, cricket, walking, travelling