SWAT Team

SPECTATOR SAFETY

THE MITRE SAFETY TEAM

At Mitre, our Safety team expect the highest standards and deliver to our gold standard level. To do so, we're proud to have compiled a team of experts in the field, guaranteed to provide knowledge and experiences for all learners on our courses.

Danny Maxwell

Spectator Safety Programme Manager

 

  • 34 Years with the Royal Navy

  • Special Police Inspector for Nottinghamshire Police

  • Qualified L2 - L4 NVQ Tutor and Assessor working Mitre Group since 2010

Tim Gant

Spectator Safety Trainer

  • 24 Years with West Midlands Police, 16 Years as Dedicated Football Officer for WM Police and 8 years for the UK Football Policing Unit.

  • Involved in every tournament England have been in from Euro 2000 - Euro 2021,

  • Training all police football officers from 2014 - 2021. 

  • Qualified L4 Safety Officer

Chris Mitchell

Spectator Safety Trainer

  • 15 Years with South Yorkshire Police, serving as Dedicated Football Officer covering Sheffield United and Rotherham United.

  • Currently National Dedicated Football Officer with UK Football Policing Unit.

  • Seconded to the National Unit in London responsible for training of Football Officers in England and Wales.

  • Qualified L4 Safety Officer

Steve Furnham

Spectator Safety Trainer

  • 30 Years service as Police Superintendent with South Wales Police

  • 2 Years as Dedicated Safety Officer at Cardiff City FC

  • Freelance advisor on Venue Safety and Security Operations at UEFA

  • Previously qualified Gold & Silver Police Public Order Commander having undertaken roles in all Major Events in South Wales Police area

  • Lead planner and Police Silver commander for 2017 Champions League Final in Cardiff

  • Qualified L4 Safety Officer

Steve Neill

Spectator Safety Trainer

  • Retired Chief Superintendent for Northumbria Police, completing 30 years' service in 2017 

  • Previous Match Commander for Sunderland AFC and Newcastle United FC. 

  • Previous Silver Commander for Tyne, Wear and Tees Football Derby Operations for 13 years

  • Previous Silver Commander at the Olympic Games and Rugby World Cup within Newcastle. 

  • Ground Commander during the UEFA European Championships in France, 2016

  • Current Safety Officer at Sunderland AFC and UEFA, working on the Europa League and Nations League Finals

Liz Morton-Hall

Spectator Safety Trainer and Assessor

  • Currently Assistant Safety Officer at Sheffield United FC

  • Qualified L4 Spectator Safety Management

  • Qualified NVQ L5 Crowd Safety Management

Matt Clempner

Spectator Safety and Security Trainer and Assessor

  • 30 Years service with Greater Manchester Police including training of Police Officers in OST, writing and running of specialist courses for internal and external departments

  • 9 Years as specialist in safety, health and safety and security training

  • Former Ju Jitsu competitor at Olympic and World Levels, now coach

  • Qualified to deliver and assess at levels 2 - 4 Spectator Safety as well as first aid and emergency aid programmes

Pete Harrold

Spectator Safety Trainer and Assessor

  • Currently serving with Greater Manchester Police

Paul Nield

Spectator Safety Trainer and Assessor

  • Former Police Inspector in Greater Manchester Police

  • Currently employed by Greater Manchester Police as a Senior Police Trainer.

  • Established Mitre Tutor for L2 - L3 Spectator Safety Training

Shaun Morley

Spectator Safety Trainer and Assessor

  • Currently serving as Chief Superintendent for South Yorkshire Police since 1991

Simon Whittle

Spectator Safety Trainer and Assessor

Hazel Clempner

Spectator Safety and Security Trainer and Assessor