Mike Neville MCSFS is the Chief Executive Officer of Super Recognisers International Ltd and the Managing Director of Neville Forensic Recognition Ltd. He began his policing career with the Royal Military Police in 1983. He then joined the Metropolitan Police and at New Scotland Yard established himself as the Detective Chief Inspector in charge of solving crimes with CCTV and other forensic images – his systems and processes resulted in images solving more crimes than fingerprints and DNA. He also set up the world’s first “Super Recogniser Unit” using officers with fantastic, innate, face memory skills to identify offenders and link crimes by the images. As a result, he was called onto assist enquiries all over the world including the Cologne New Year’s Eve sex attacks, a murder in Australia and the Hillsborough Enquiry. In 2016, he solved a series of crimes using logo recognition software – another world first. According to one Police and Crime Commissioner, Mike has solved more crimes with CCTV than any other detective.
Having retired from the Met in 2017, Mike works closely with academic partners to further develop the Super Recogniser tactic for the private sector. He now offers his expertise to security companies, law enforcement agencies, local authorities, businesses, software developers and universities. His Crime Awareness training has also proved popular with major venue owners. Mike firmly believes that super recognisers can help to make venues safer, secure our borders and prevent crime. He is the only member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, who is an expert on Super Recognisers.