Mike Neville

The CCTV Criminal Catcher


Mike Neville MCSFS is the world expert at catching criminals with CCTV or surveillance cameras.  He is the Chief Executive Officer of Super Recognisers International and the Managing Director of Neville Forensic Recognition.  At New Scotland Yard, he was the Detective Chief Inspector in charge of solving crimes with CCTV.   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.  This work is now being replicated across the world.  He also had the world’s first conviction by using logo detecting software to match a criminal wearing the same T-shirt at different crime scenes.

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 also assists governments to develop end-to-end CCTV systems, to ensure that images can be used by police, lawyers and courts and result in offenders being brought to justice.   He is the only member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, who is an expert on Super Recognisers and CCTV.   Mike is also on the Forensics Committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is a member of the UK National Association of Surveillance Camera Managers.