An Associate of CAMOR, Colin is a former Superintendent with the Police Service of Scotland
He was extensively deployed in a range of specialist posts including Armed Response, Search Team, Public Order, Crisis and Hostage Negotiator, Event Commander, Tactical Firearms Commander and Counter Terrorism Security Co-ordinator
He has broad command and leadership experience including Scottish Premier League football matches, public parades, protests, and “Critical Incidents” including Gold Command of the 2018 Glasgow School of Art fire in Glasgow. He also planned and led numerous Armed Policing operations including evidential searches, arrest operations and Royalty/VIP Visits.
Colin’s primary expertise is in Counter Terrorism (CT) protective security, having been a licensed CT Security Co-ordinator for eleven years. He was the Strategic CT Security Co-ordinator for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, designed the overarching multi-agency security plan for that event and wrote the Games Security Strategy.
Allied to this role he was extensively involved in both the 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2012 Olympics and was deployed in a CT capacity to both New Delhi and London accordingly. Following the success of Glasgow 2014 he provided support and training to Queensland Police in Australia, assisting them in establishing their venue security planning team for the Gold Coast 2018 Games.
He has a wealth of CT planning experience at a wide variety of other crowded space and high-profile events including music festivals, air displays, VIP visits and airport security. In 2019 he attended the UK College of Policing as an Assessor on the National UK Counter Terrorist Security Co-ordinators Course and was subsequently appointed as an Associate Trainer on the College CT Cadre.