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David Pickover MBE


David Pickover MBE

Former West Yorkshire Police Chief Superintendent David Pickover M.B.E. passed away peacefully on Saturday 17 June 2017. David served many years at Bishopgarth Police Training School, Wakefield where he eventually become Commandant. He wrote a number of reference books on various legislative topics and was also the Legal Editor in the Police Review magazine. He trained and lectured in many countries throughout the world and for several years after the democratic revolution in Namibia he advised in the formulation of its new Police Force.

After retirement from the Police he became a trainer in Enforcement & Procedures with Daniel Training Services Ltd. For over 20 years, amongst the numerous Agencies, Services and Government Departments he trained were an untold number of delegates at the NALEO Annual Training Course and other provincial courses. His wealth of knowledge of criminal law knew no bounds and his training methods and delivery were exceptional.

He was a just, honest and generous man with a mischievous sense of humour. He was respected and held in high esteem by the thousands he trained, worked alongside or were so fortunate to be his friend. He will be sorely missed.