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Meet Your Regional Protect Team

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Shiv has worked in the East Midlands Special Operations Cyber Crime Unit since 2018. Her previous experiences involve developing the role of the Digital PCSO and operating as a Counter Terrorism Prevent Officer, Regional Cyber Prevent Officer.


As part of the Protect Network, Shiv currently coordinates operational activities delivering Cyber threat mitigation advice to organisations across the East Midlands within the public and private sector to uplift their Cyber preparedness and resiliency.


Shiv delivers board level strategic advice within Local Resilience Forums, risk management advice responding to incidents, advising on supply chain security, defence in depth, business continuity and can provide awareness training through all levels of an organisation embedding security within an organisations culture. Shiv is certified in CISMP, CompTIA Security+ & CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst+

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Chris Wilson

Chris has worked in the East Midlands Special Operations Cyber Crime Unit since October 2021. His previous experience includes IT manager in small-medium business and has previously worked in IT departments within schools.


Chris’ previous accomplishments include designing and building IT networks from the ground up and the planning and execution of projects such as designing and installing network infrastructure and AV systems.


As part of the Protect Network, Chris delivers threat mitigation advice to schools and businesses and delivers risk management advice when responding to incidents. He is also responsible for our Cyber Secure website and assisting local cyber protect officers.


Chris is certified in CompTIA Security+ & CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst+

John Hammond

John joined the East Midlands Special Operations Unit in July 2021 after achieving a first in BA Professional Policing at the University of Northampton as a cyber intern and achieved a full time permeant position as a Cyber Protect Officer and has remained in this role since April 2022.

John has previously been seconded to the Leicestershire Police cybercrime team where he was a Local Protect Officer and gained invaluable experience in advising both victims of cybercrime and local schools and businesses on how they could better protect themselves. Johns main role as a Regional Protect Officer is to assist Local Protect Officers in delivering inputs and also help organise both regional and national cybercrime awareness campaigns across the East Midlands.

John is certified in CompTIA Security+

Meet Your Local Protect Team

Kirsty Jackson
Cyber Protect Officer for Nottinghamshire

Kirsty has been a Cyber Protect & Prevent Officer for Nottinghamshire police since August 2018.

Kirsty joined the force as a Fraud & Cyber Protect Assistant where she helped set up the Fraud Protect processes, whilst supporting and protecting victims of Fraud and Cyber enabled crime. 

Kirsty delivers tailored cyber advice to organisations, including completing cyber security reviews for businesses and hosting business events for local SMEs. Kirsty also offers advice to SME's and members of the public who may be vulnerable to a cyber-attack. Kirsty makes recommendations to increase their cyber security awareness to help protect data, assets and people.


Kirsty is certified in CISMP (Certificate in Information Security Management Principles). 

Samantha Hancock
Cyber Protect Officer for Derbyshire

Sam’s has vast experience within her policing career; her previous roles entail being a lead co-ordinator for the Derbyshire Business Against Crime Project, Sam has also led the Crime Prevention Unit and Strategic Crime Prevention Units respectively.

Sam joined as a Cyber Protect Officer in 2016 with Leicestershire Police, increasing cyber and fraud awareness within force. She covers businesses and communities to help raise awareness making them more resilient against Cybercrime and Fraud. Sam has recently transferred over to Derbyshire Constabulary to take up the role of a Cyber Protect Officer.


Sam engages with the public, running workshops and training, she is trained in using social media networks and traditional media in order to push out messages and guidance to support communities.

Sam is certified in CISMP (Certificate in Information Security Management Principles). 

Sarah Dufton
Digital PCSO for Derbyshire

Sarah has worked for Derbyshire Police since 2005. Her roles include being the forces Digital Police Community Support Officer and Cyber Choices Prevent Officer.


As a Cyber Choices Prevent Officers she delivers the Cyber Choices programme in person or by webinars to police colleagues and external agencies promoting the programme for children and young adults to engage in a legal way.


Sarah completed her CEOP Ambassador Training and uses these skills when speaking to parents/carers of children and young adults around online safety. Sarah delivers online safety and cyber aware presentations to community groups, schools and colleges in Derbyshire.


Sarah also works with partner agencies visiting families and victims of cyber crime to offer support and advice around protecting themselves online.

Andrew Spencer
Cyber Protect & Prevent Officer for Lincolnshire

Andy has been a Police Officer with Lincolnshire Police since 2005. During his career he worked in response, CID and most recently Neighbourhoods.


Andy decided to join the Cybercrime department as he has an avid interest in technology and enjoys providing help and advice to the public.


"Technology is great and makes our lives a lot more convenient. However, this can lead to an increase in opportunities for Cyber Criminals."


Cybercrime is a rapidly changing area of crime. Andy enjoys contributing to increasing cyber and fraud awareness within force and reducing the effects of this type of crime on victims.

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