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Who chooses to become a Chartered Security Professional?


Find out about the diverse backgrounds and range of skill sets of some of the latest Chartered Security Professionals. 

- Julia McClelland's story

If you would like to talk to someone about your own skill set and whether you might have the right competencies to become a Chartered Security Professional, please contact us. We would be happy to guide you through the process and review your CV.


A Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and the holder of a Computing Science degree; Nick is a serving Chief Inspector with Hampshire Constabulary having previously served with Cleveland Police, Surrey Police, Wiltshire Police and the College of Policing. He is also a Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University in the Faculty of Computing.
He is currently responsible for Digital Intelligence and Investigations within Hampshire Constabulary and specialises in mainstreaming the right digital skills and capabilities across the force along with protecting the most vulnerable SMEs from cyber-attack. Strong believer in partnership working with other organisations outside of policing, notably industry and academic institutions.
He always aspired to becoming a Chartered Security Professional as it provided an external audited record and validation of his experience, in a dynamic climate CPD is essential if you are to not become static, the CSyP actively encourages CPD and presented an opportunity for him to keep abreast in an ever changing world.



The Chartered Security Professionals Registration Authority (CSPRA) is the management committee established to oversee the management and maintenance of standards in the Register, both now and in the future. Members of the committee are:

Keith Lawrey JP LLB MA MSc (Econ) :Vice-Chair

Don Randall MBE CSyP

Peter French MBE

Mike Bluestone CSyP

Sarah Austerberry CSyP

Mike O'Neill CSyP


Advisers to the committee are:


Professor Alison Wakefield PhD CSyP

NPSA representative


Any issues concerning existing CSyPs should be referred to CSPRA via the RCSP Manager. CSPRA have developed a Disciplinary and Appeals process for CSyPs which will be invoked.

CSyPs are required to conform to a Code of Professional Conduct compliance with which is managed by CSPRA. 

Read the Code of Professional Conduct

Read details of how your personal data will be handled in the RCSP Privacy Policy

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