Ken Probert was a police officer in the UK for 27 years until March 2009. He graduated with a Bachelor of Education from Southampton University in 1977, and a Master of Science in Professional & Policy Studies (Crime and Policing), from the University of Portsmouth in 1992.
The majority of Ken's police career was spent within the Criminal Investigation Department. He held command level ranks for seventeen years, concluding as a Detective Chief Superintendent in the final five years of his service. He spent twelve years as a Senior Investigating Officer, with responsibility for major crime cases.
He was an operational commander at a police division and was an accredited firearms and critical incident commander. He also served for a time as the Chief of Staff to the Chief Constable.
During his final three years, he was the Head of Professional Standards Department with responsibility for the investigation of all complaints, misconduct and crime allegations against police officers and police staff.
Since arriving at the School of Policing in 2009, Ken has fulfilled a number of academic roles including ADPP subject and session coordination, Associate Head of School and he was appointed Head of School in 2016.