It is currently estimated that there are 5.9 Million CCTV cameras in Great Britain alone, with this number expected to continue to increase in line with the quality and availability of CCTV technology.
As the number of images available increases, so does the need for skilled professionals to review the footage and identify the individuals that you are looking for. This is the service that Super Recognisers International is offering to you.
What is a Super Recogniser?
Super recognisers are people with extraordinarily good facial recognition ability. It is the extreme opposite of prosopagnosia. It is estimated that 1–2% of the population are super recognisers who can remember 80% of faces they have seen.
The average person can only remember about 20% of faces they have seen. Super Recognisers have proved to be far superior to computer recognition systems.
SRI super recognisers are trained in behavoural analysis, facial mapping, gait analysis and are accedemically identified by the University or Greenwich as being part of the 2% of the population
About the agency
Super Recognisers International was formed with the aim to use the natural ability of our SR's which has been identified via the University of Greenwich and our own internal testing to offer a full service around CCTV based investigations. That is why our officers are fully vetted and have further training and exams which includes behavioral and gait analysis, facial mapping and investigative exams.
We work with the clubs and their security teams and tailor a solution for their individual needs. This service may include identifying banned supporters, ticket touts and known trouble makers. Such operations range from deploying covert teams on the ground to post match CCTV review by our specialist SRI CCTV Analyst Units (CAU).
Whatever you need from locating a missing person to verifying identification, our dedicated team of professionals will help tailor a package to suit you.
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Chief Executive Officer
Mike Neville MCSFS
Mike Neville MCSFS is the Chief Executive Officer of Super Recognisers International Ltd and the Managing Director of Neville Forensic Recognition Ltd. He began his policing career with the Royal Military Police in 1983. He then joined the Metropolitan Police and at New Scotland Yard established himself as the Detective Chief Inspector in charge of solving crimes with CCTV and other forensic images – his systems and processes resulted in images solving more crimes than fingerprints and DNA. 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. As a result, he was called onto assist enquiries all over the world including the Cologne New Year’s Eve sex attacks, a murder in Australia and the Hillsborough Enquiry. In 2016, he solved a series of crimes using logo recognition software – another world first. According to one Police and Crime Commissioner, Mike has solved more crimes with CCTV than any other detective.
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 now offers his expertise to security companies, law enforcement agencies, local authorities, businesses, software developers and universities. He firmly believes that super recognisers can help to make venues safer, secure our borders and prevent crime. He is the only member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, who is an expert on Super Recognisers.
Chief Operating Officer
Kenneth Long FASR
Kenneth Long FASR is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Super Recognisers International (SRI) Limited and is the organisation's Senior Super Recogniser (SSR). Kenny began his career with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), spending 10 years gaining experience and knowledge in crime prevention and investigation techniques. He was instrumental in founding SRI Limited in 2016.
Kenneth is a fully trained public order officer and whilst with the MPS, he was deployed across the UK to major operations ranging in scope from the NATO Leaders conference in Wales in 2014 to the London riots in 2011. He was also tasked to support National High Risk Missing Persons enquiries and numerous large scale criminal investigations and prosecutions.
He spent a large part of his career working in covert surveillance units, planning response operations and executing warrants. These duties involved him operating cross border and targeting repeat offenders. He was one of the founding members of the MPS' Super Recogniser Unit at New Scotland Yard working alongside then Detective Chief Inspector Mike Neville, now the CEO of SRI Limited.
During his time at New Scotland Yard, he worked with many other serving Super Recognisers and solved literally thousands of crimes which had been previously declared cold. Setting up covert operations to target persistent offenders, Kenneth spent time liaising with multiple police forces and outside agencies to catch offenders who had previously been left to run free amongst the public, escaping justice for so long.
In 2016 Kenneth decided to leave the MPS and to create SRI Limited. He had the forward vision to see what an essential capability Super Recognisers could deliver to the wider security establishment and he wanted to make Super Recognisers available when and where they are most needed to deter and solve crime.
Since creating SRI Limited, he has built a solid foundation of research, working closely with clients, academics and psychologists from around the World conducting behavioural analysis skills and neurology development to ensure that he had the right people available to support SRI deployments and training requirements.
Kenneth has been widely documented by many press and media companies such as Channel 7 Australia, NHK Japan, SBS Australia, Wag TV and Windfall Films to name just a few who have broadcast and reported the rise of SRI Limited and the establishment of the Super Recogniser as the third forensic science discipline alongside DNA and fingerprinting.
Glenn St John-Colgan
Glenn has over 25 years of experience operating as a director within the public sector, private international organisations and consultancies. Glenn has had the opportunity to work across many industry sectors, and has included all forms of commercial activity from complex international schemes to soft services for the public sector. Glenn has established centres of commercial excellence, best practice governance, cutting edge procurement methods and leading many tier one negotiations across industries. This combined experience has allowed Glenn to advise many ambitious organisations on how to succeed in the public sector by winning more work, whether by improving bidding processes, better pipeline management and targeting, or change management. Through continued professional development, his qualifications and broad experience have led to Glenn to become a Cabinet Office MPA reviewer of high-risk programmes, including the MoD, GSS and DfT schemes.
Director of Logistics
Brigadier (Retired) Jeff Little OBE MBA CGIA FSyI
Jeff Little began his security career in the British Army serving for 33 years and following a wide and diverse career seeing service in Hong Kong, Germany, Malta, the Middle East, USA, Kosovo, Turkey, Bosnia, Gibraltar and throughout the UK. He began his service in Minden, West Germany. After a tour in Gibraltar with the 2nd Battalion the Queens Regiment, he went to the staff of HQ 39 Infantry Brigade in Northern Ireland. He commanded 66 Squadron RCT in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait during the First Gulf War and commanded 27 Transport Regiment RCT in Bosnia-Herzegovina at the height of the siege of Sarajevo and the massacre at Srebrenica.
During his service as a military logistician and planner, he was involved in a wide range of crisis management situations at GOLD and SILVER levels including Northern Ireland (Operation BANNER), Operation FRESCO - the fire fighters strike, the UK's foot and mouth disease outbreak, the Gulf War of 1989/90 (Operation GRANBY) and Kosovo in 2000.
His main area of expertise was developed in specialist vehicle procurement and he served for a total of 7 years in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence Procurement Agency (DPA). As a Brigadier, his final tour in the army was as Director, The Royal Logistic Corps - a role which was previously done by 2 Major Generals and 3 Brigadiers!
On leaving the Army, Jeff worked for Universal Engineering, a UK defence supplier, developing a high mobility, high protection mine resistant, ambush protected (MRAP) vehicle designated RANGER. Latterly he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Security Inspectorate (NSI) before founding the TriTectus Strategic Resilience Consultancy.
Little studied emergency planning and disaster management at Coventry University. He has an MBA from the OU and a diploma in security studies. He is a fellow of the Security Institute (SyI).