Andy Crawford

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Policing


Andy is a retired police detective, having worked for 30 years in North Wales Police. He worked as a murder detective for 10 years, investigating all murders in north Wales, along with abductions, armed robberies and stranger rapes. He specialised in the interviewing of suspects and witnesses and was involved in training police officers to become detectives.

When Andy retired he joined Glyndwr University as part of the Criminology and Policing Team and has been involved in developing the new policing degree.

In 2019 Andy obtained his Master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice and continues to lecture on the BSc (Hons) Professional Policing degree as a senior lecturer. Andy also gives lectures to a range of degree programmes in the University and has a passion for developing close working links across degree programmes.

As part of this, Andy has been the driver for the annual crime scene day that is run across the University, involving numerous students from several different degree programmes.



MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice

National Interview Advisor for suspect and victim interviewing

Level 4 Diploma in Learning and Development from OCR

Qualified Detective under the National Investigators Programme



Interviewing of suspects and witnesses in police investigation

Complex Police Investigations