Cairn Newton-Evans  BA (Hons) FCMI FRSA



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Lecturing students at Level 5 across Law, Policing and Public Services courses.

After being the victim of a violent homophobic hate crime that left him requiring surgery, Cairn decided to join the police service as a volunteer Special Constable with Dyfed-Powys Police. Since 2009, Cairn has worked in the field of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion alongside the force diversity team as a deputy lead for the LGBT Staff Network and has undertaken training as a Hate Crime Support Officer and LGB&T Liaison Officer; whereby he provides an additional tier of support to victims of hate crimes and incidents through the criminal justice process.

As well as this, he has progressed through rigorous promotion boards and worked within a number of roles including that of the Special Sergeant for Carmarthenshire East, Special Inspector for Carmarthenshire and now works alongside the Chief Officer Team for Dyfed-Powys Police as the Chief Officer for the Special Constabulary. Within this role he also sits on the All-Wales Citizens in Policing Strategic Board and an Academic Roundtable with colleagues from both the police service and academia from across the United Kingdom and the United States of America and most recently been asked to jointly lead the National Special Constabulary Diversity Development Workstream in line with the National Strategy for the Special Constabulary on behalf of the national Police Chiefs Council (NPCC).

Cairn graduated from Swansea Metropolitan University with a HND in Technical Theatre during which he worked for a number of theatre companies as a stage manager and lighting technician, before realising his passion was in helping others and returned to the University of Wales Trinity Saint David whereby he graduated with a first class honours degree in Law and Public Services. He returned to the University in 2018 to join the teaching staff within the public services and policing portfolio whilst retaining his policing responsibilities with Dyfed-Powys Police.

In 2017, he was the proud recipient of the Welsh Government’s St David Award for Citizenship in the National Awards for Wales and was the honoured to have been gazetted as the recipient of a British Empire Medal in the 2019 New Year Honours List for services to Policing and the LGBT Community across Wales.

  • Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Teaching Areas:

  • Equality, Diversity and Communities
  • Police, Policing and Society

Developing evidence-based models to enhance the reach and diversity of all Special Constabularies and Police Support Volunteer Cohorts across England and Wales and improving engagement across the SC / PSV pathways in respect of gender, BAME, and other protected characteristics. Actively enhancing the diversity of leadership across volunteering within policing and in turn celebrating the value that diversity brings to the UK’s volunteer police workforce.