Lucinda Ridley,
CSI Tutor

After graduating in 2001 with a BA (Hons) Communications degree, Lucinda secured a position as a VCSI at Lancashire Constabulary, as part of the Forensic Science Pathway initiative. After fine tuning her skills and knowledge she was successful in her application for a substantive CSI role and she spent the majority of her operational career working within South Division. Over 16 years in division Lucinda attended a plethora of scenes ranging from burglary and assaults to serious and complex crimes such as kidnaps, rapes and murders.

Throughout her years as a CSI she developed an interest in training and developing new staff, whether it be shadowing less experienced CSI or training new police officers. This interest lead to a change in direction in her own personal career. In 2017 she volunteered to create a placements opportunity for UCLan students, under the banner of the Lancashire Forensic Science Academy. Since then Lucinda has gone on to design and deliver teaching experiences for Undergraduates, supported Masters students conduct research projects as well as more recently design and write a College of Policing Stage 1 CSI course.

In 2020 she successfully completed her Learning and Development Qualification, and looks forward to future development opportunities.

Lucinda says:

"My current role of CSI Tutor has enabled me to achieve a greater work life balance, one of the key benefits is to be able to spend more time with my husband, two children, horse and our crazy dog.

I am also in the midst of realising one of my childhood dreams, to self-build our own home! An exciting but much bigger experience than I had quite appreciated".