Steve Shepherd

Steve is a retired police officer from Devon and Cornwall Police with 25 years of policing experience in various roles, and with a background in digital technology and social media. He qualified as a Lost Person Search Manager in the force. Steve joined the South West Grid for Learning and the UK Safer Internet Centre 5 years ago, on attachment from the police, as their Digital Engagement Officer and Law Enforcement Link. He is now part of their online safety team.

Steve’s primary role was supporting two national helplines and a school alerting system. These systems help both professionals and victims who have online safety problems; liaising and assisting law enforcement agencies both nationally and internationally.

Steve supports the delivery of the UK Safer Internet Centres outreach program. He delivers training and awareness sessions to professionals, schools, parents and children and young people around all aspects of online safety and technology.

He creates and delivers a Police specific training course on online safety and technology to officers. This is used by forces including in initial recruit training, investigators courses, special constabulary, command and control staff and others within the policing family.