Rob Le Core


Rob Le Core works within the Northwest Regional Organised Crime Unit, coordinating the Home Office’s strategy to disrupt the highest threat organised crime groups. Most of his policing career has been spent within covert intelligence collection in both Scotland and England, before becoming the designated subject matter expert for covert human intelligence at Greater Manchester Police.

Prior to this, Rob was a security consultant throughout the Middle East and Eastern Africa within the organised maritime crime and piracy arenas. This was preceded by an 8-year career in HM Royal Marines, whereby he completed operational tours of Afghanistan and the North Arabian Gulf, specialising in maritime counter terrorism.

He holds a 1st class MSc in Covert Investigation and Specialist Intelligence from Liverpool John Moore’s University, focussing on CHIS recruitment, and now assists delivering programmes in policing and intelligence studies. He is a member of the Intelligence Practice Research Consortium, sitting within the National Police Chiefs’ Council portfolio advising on intelligence and SOC covert methodologies. He also sits on the NCA’s HUMINT Academic Hub, focussing on bridging the gap between world-leading research and its’ practical application.

Rob is working toward his PhD, focussing on critical risk management across UK LEA, National Security and Journalistic arenas.