Mark Hardy – known as Olly - has been a member of the Harbour Police for 10 years. He previously served with the Royal Military Police in a variety of roles. In his current role, he regularly has as to deal with the security issues faced by ships’ crew when visiting the Ports of Tees and Hartlepool.
Olly is the Training and Development Officer for the force, and, working with Teesside University (School of Social Sciences and Law) he was instrumental in gaining accreditation for the Port Facility Security Officer (PFSO) course which we deliver to delegates from around the world.
Completion of the course will lead to the award of a University Certificate in Professional Development (UCPD) and 30 credit points for Higher Education. The course is designed to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to the role of the PFSO.
He also designed and developed a training course for Probationer Harbour Police Constables which has also been accredited by Teesside University.