Meet the Team

MATT CARSON

DETECTIVE INSPECTOR

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. Some that may be helpful in the new role will be his certificate in Information Security Management Principles, CSTA (Certified Security Testing Associate) Qualification in Ethical Hacking and he also holds the first membership certificate for the Institute of Information Security Professionals run by the College of Policing.

DAVID KIRBY

CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT

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
Midlands.
 
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), which
is at the forefront of tackling serious and organised crime of all types, including Cybercrime.

CHRIS O'CONNELL

PROGRAMME MANAGER 

Chris has been brought on board to work as part of the Project Team to coordinate and

support the implementation of the EMCRC.
 

Chris is a project implementation specialist with over twenty years’ experience helping

organisations deliver change programmes across regulated industries in telecoms, finance,

local government and policing.

JODIE NEVIN

CYBER PROTECT OFFICER

Jodie splits her time between support for EMCRC and the Police Protect Network.


At The EMCRC she supports 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 Police staff member in 2014 with Nottinghamshire Police, until moving
across to Derbyshire Constabulary in 2018. Most of that time was spent 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 the force’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 SME’s 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.

The East Midlands Cyber Resilience Centre (EMCRC) is set up to support and help protect businesses in the five counties against cyber crime. 

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