Peel Recruitment and Training Solutions


Peel Recruitment and Training Solutions specialise in providing services to the law enforcement community across the UK.

Having direct experience in the recruitment and law enforcement environments, Peel Solutions founders fully understand the demand and difficulties faced by organisations and individuals for recruitment and training. 

The agency was formed by Andy Smith and Dylan Cooper, who combined have 44 years’ experience within the recruitment and law enforcement sectors. Both directors are extremely knowledgeable of the industry. 

Andy was a Cheshire Detective for over 25 years before he retired in 2015. He headed the Major Investigation Team as Detective Superintendent and was a fully accredited PiP3 and K&E SIO. 

Andy says “It was a privilege to serve the community for 25 years and I continue to admire the dedication and commitment of the staff in catching criminals and keeping the public safe. In my new role, it is a pleasure to assist law enforcement staff in finding future employment.”

Dylan Cooper started his career in recruitment in 1998 working within a multi-sector national agency, quickly progressing to the number one consultant in the UK and to management level. He became director of an independent single sector agency in 2003 and was part of a management buyout in 2007. He grew the business into a multisector and regional business which achieved a 16-million-pound turnover figure up to its sale in 2016.

Dylan says, “We fully understand how daunting it can be to look for employment, after a career in a large organisation such as the police, but we can provide all the advice and support that is needed to make it a smooth transition.”

To enable this transition to be as smooth as possible we offer free CV advice and employment opportunities to law enforcement employees, who may be retiring, retired or looking for a career change.

At this year’s Recruiter Awards, a prestigious event for the recruitment sector, Peel Solutions were named ‘Best New Agency’. The judges said: “Peel Solutions combines policing and recruitment expertise to create a business that clearly meets a need and is creating second careers for highly specialised and valuable people across the UK.” Peel Solutions is immensely proud of its work with former officers and staff, and the support and service provided to organisations who protect our communities across the UK. 

As our company has grown we have welcomed 3 retired police officers to the team, all inputting their own experiences and helping us to help you make your experience better. We’re constantly talking to retired, ex and serving officers to ensure that we keep on top of our service. We want to ensure we’re as supportive as possible to everybody that approaches us and to do this we need to be up to date with the policing world. We are a business with a heart and that sits with the police forces and officers across the UK. We care about our candidates and we care about our clients, we understand what it means to leave the police and the worries that come with it but we’re here to show you that there are opportunities after you leave. We’ve seen this first hand with our candidates and from colleagues in our own team.

Many people with previous policing experience don’t always recognise the value of the knowledge and skills gained throughout a police career. Transferable skills such as problem-solving, managing people, conflict management and providing excellent customer service are all areas of expertise that are developed over time with the training an officer receives. These skills are sought after from organisations, you just need to know how to present them correctly. 

Peel Solutions have successful placements across the UK. Connected with many forces and organisations, it is essential to the team at Peel to make sure the right candidates are linked to the best role for their skillset. We continue to make new connections to broaden the range of vacancies that we can offer you.

We are a supplier of specialist training in CPIA (Disclosure), Investigation skills, Modern Slavery, Cyber Security and Safeguarding. In order to offer students a valuable experience when training, we have appointed Chris Davies as our head of investigation training. Chris is a retired Cheshire detective of 37 years and has a BA Honours degree in the education of criminal justice and criminal investigations. Whilst serving, He became the single point of contact for all ‘CPIA’ issues within the county and wrote the guidance manual for the force in relation to all aspects of investigative disclosure. His experience is extremely valuable to the courses that he presents.

Another training option we have is our accredited (Highfield Qualifications) Level 3 Award in Education and Training (formerly known as PTLLS).  This course is for any individual that wants to take the first step in to the training and teaching world.

The level 3 in education and training course is hosted by our head of learning and development Harry Lunt. Harry has a fantastic background of 32 years serving in Merseyside Police, delivering frontline policing in a variety of guises including foot and mobile patrolling duties and on horseback. Later in his career, Harry began delivering the Initial Police Learning and Development Programme (IPLDP) to newly recruited officers in the Merseyside Academy where he found his love of training. On retiring from the force in 2013, Harry continued to use his training skills helping people to gain the qualifications they needed to enter employment within many different sectors, not exclusive to the policing world. Harry and his training team are fully invested in all students, providing knowledgeable support and emotional guidance with their journey into a new teaching career. We are always on hand for questions after the course. You are not just thrown out into the world with a certificate and no direction. Peel solutions are always here to offer advice and guidance and help you on your way. 

Our training courses have been a huge success with serving and retired officers across the UK. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn something new that’s made bespoke to your situation. It’s also an opportunity to refresh your current knowledge to make sure that you’re up to date with all legislation. This is forever changing, and we always make sure we’re up to speed to keep the courses current and we make them bespoke to allow you to get the most from the sessions. 

For a free confidential chat regarding training/CV advice please contact the team:
Telephone: 0843 4559 999 

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