Dr Clifford Stott

Dr Stott is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading experts on crowd psychology and police strategies. Dr Stott assisted in the design and execution of police strategy for the 2004 UEFA European Championship in Portugal.

He was also engaged by UEFA to train police and security officers for UEFA Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine. Proposals based on his research were accepted as amendments to the 2005 and 2010 editions of the European Union’s handbook for international police cooperation and measures to prevent and control violence and disorder around international football matches.

In 2006 the UK Home Office Football Policing Unit decided to incorporate Stott’s conclusions in its strategy for handling fans who travel to international matches. The changes were made in the UK Association of Chief Police Officers’ national guidelines on the policing of public order in the UK (2010) directly from Dr Stott’s research. Dr Stott’s work is incorporated directly into the UK College of Policing National Police Public Order Training Curriculum.

Dr Stott has trained police commanders across Europe and Australia. His research underpinned the 1.1 million Euro Pan European Football Police Training Project, delivering customised training to 250 police officers from 21 countries. Dr Stott lectures regularly at the Swedish National Police Academy and the Swedish police nationally use Stott’s theories on crowd psychology and its relationship to the police to support and create a framework for crowd surveillance.

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