Managing Director & Lead Trainer
Andy set up Intelligensa in 2013, following a distinguished career as a senior officer in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), responsible for identifying strategic criminal threats and developing tactical intelligence to reduce the threat to the safety and security of the London Olympic Games 2012. He has been recognised and commended for his outstanding abilities in this role.
Throughout his service, Andy was also a trainer for Police Officers, Community Support Officers (PCSO's) and custody staff in physical restraint techniques, handcuffing, use of batons, etc. He has extensive professional experience of conflict management, restraint, handcuffing, breakaway and self defence, which is an essential tool to enhance and facilitate the learning experience.
He is a martial artist with a black belt 2nd Dan in Shotokan Karate.
Our trainers come from a variety of public sector backgrounds
You can rest assured knowing that our trainers are all fully qualified to teach, having a minimum of a PTLLS, AET or equivalent teaching qualification. In addition they have the following subject specific qualifications:
- BTEC Level 3 Advanced Physical Restraint
- BTEC Level 3 Conflict Management
- BTEC Level 3 Advanced Risk Assessment and Risk Management
- BTEC Level 3 Advanced Self Defence
- BTEC Level 3 Physical intervention for the security industry
- BTEC Level 3 Handcuffing
- Multiple First Aid qualifications
Our training is delivered through a combination of PowerPoint presentations, group discussion, observation of videos, demonstrations and role plays (short courses may not include all elements) and where the course includes it, instruction and practice of safe holding, breakaway and physical intervention techniques.