Matt started in policing in 2002 within the Derbyshire Constabulary. Most of this time has been spent as a Detective and since 2009 as a Sergeant working through Divisional CID, Specialist Units and Major Crime.
Since 2016, Matt has headed up the Forces Cyber Crime Unit overseeing all the P’s (Pursue, Protect, Prevent and Prepare) whist also being the Digital Media Coordinator for the Force and running a team of dedicated Digital Media Investigators.
Prior to policing Matt came from a finance and sales background having been a qualified financial advisor looking after his own agency. He then moved to working with and presenting to all sizes of business as a sales consultant for a well-known national marketing company.
Being part of the National Cyber Crime project Matt has benefited from training in a variety of Cyber-related disciplines. He holds a certificate in Information Security Management Principles, CSTA (Certified Security Testing Associate) Qualification in Ethical Hacking and also has the first membership certificate for the Institute of Information Security Professionals run by the College of Policing.
Dave joined the Derbyshire Constabulary in 1996 and qualified as a detective in 2001. He has
performed a variety of roles, and has spent much of his operational career engaged in the fight
against organised crime. Dave achieved promotion in 2012 and since then he has trained as a
firearms commander and a Senior Investigating Officer, leading homicide enquires in the East
At more senior ranks Dave has again been focussed on tackling organised crime of all kinds, and
reducing the harm it causes to communities. He has done this through a variety of roles, such as
Director of Intelligence for Derbyshire, as regional lead for Cybercrime and as the National
Coordinator for Serious and Organised Crime.
In May 2019 Dave was appointed Head of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU). EMSOU is one of the largest collaborative units in the country and is made up of around 1,200 police officers and staff. They offer investigative support and specialist capabilities to all five East Midlands police forces. Housing an arsenal full of tactics, EMSOU investigates a wide range of offences, such as; drugs and firearm trafficking, money laundering, cyber-crime, fraud, prison corruption, suspicious deaths and terrorism offences. They also protect societies’ most vulnerable from modern slavery, human trafficking, and county lines, making the East Midlands a safer place to live and work.
At the EMCRC, she helps the centre develop its business reach for the Protect Network to deliver
consistent and current guidance in line with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) through a
variety of different ways; including engagement with business leaders, following up centre enquiries
and event engagement.
As part of the Protect Network, Jodie delivers tailored awareness presentations and completes one-to-one cyber security reviews for local businesses and organisations.
Jodie began her career as a staff member with Nottinghamshire Police in 2014, before moving
across to Derbyshire Constabulary in 2018. During these years, she worked in Major Crime as a HOLMES and Casualty Bureau Indexer and Supervisor, managing the enquiry system for homicides and other major incidents.
Since 2018, Jodie has been Derbyshire Constabulary's Cyber Protect Officer covering the Protect strand of the 4 P
strategy, as well as assisting with the Pursue, Prepare and Prevent strands to help make businesses
and the public more resilient against cyber crime.
Being certified in CISMP (Certificate in Information Security Management Principles) has helped
equip Jodie to have relevant conversations with SMEs within Derbyshire to advise where they may
be vulnerable to a cyber attack and make recommendations to increase their cyber security to
protect their data, assets and people.
DIGITAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Paul joined the EMCRC in October 2020 and is responsible for producing content across a variety of platforms on behalf of the centre and its internal and external partners.
He previously worked for the Derby Telegraph newspaper, joining as a Trainee Reporter in 2008. Two years later, he became a Senior Reporter specialising in Politics and then Business – a role that saw him forge links with the local business community. In 2018, he took on a management role on the newsdesk as a Digital Content Editor. This involved the creation, commissioning and editing of content that engaged a large, local audience.
In his spare time, Paul enjoys socialising, watching films and listening to podcasts whilst walking. He regrets supporting Ipswich Town.
DIGITAL MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Daniella joined the EMCRC in September 2020 and is responsible for producing content on behalf of the centre and its internal and external partners.
Since graduating in Media Production in 2018, Daniella has worked within Higher Education as the President of the Students' Union at the University of Derby, alongside being appointed a Governor for the University. During her time within Higher Education, Daniella spent a vast amount of time focusing on communications and PR to internal and external audiences, including regional and national news.
In her spare time, Daniella spends a lot of time attempting various DIY projects due to renovating her first home. Success pending.