Tony Dunkerley’s Profile
I’m a former UK Police Detective and Force Practitioner on Modern Slavery. Prior to leaving the police in 2015, I managed and provided strategic guidance on numerous modern slavery investigations, including trafficking for forced labour, sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced marriage, and benefit fraud – as well writing policies and best-practice methodologies on modern slavery prevention and investigation. In 2014 I assisted the Office of the UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) to develop nationalised standards of overt and covert practices for the prevention and detection of human trafficking offences.
My empirical research on human trafficking and organized crime is published in the International Journal of Police Practice and Research – following on from his MSc. in International Criminal Justice, which specified in human trafficking. This piece of research is included in the latest report by the IASC.
Between 2015 and 2017 I was based in the Dutch oversees territory of St Maarten, delivering a country wide programme to develop the employability of disadvantaged youths, as well training law enforcement, immigration services and prison services on best-practice methodologies for the investigation of organized crime on the island of Anguilla and surrounding territories. During this time, I delivered presentations on modern slavery to non-government organisations and educational institutes, as well as working with businesses to help them adapt their practices to prevent modern slavery within their workforce and supply chains.
This led me to establishing Illustro Consultancy Ltd. in the UK, under which I now provide independent consultancy and training services to companies, organisations, and front-line personnel.