After completing an honours degree in law, Marc joined British Transport Police working initially at Kings Cross in London. He served on various squads during his time in London including the Robbery Squad, CID and the Central Operations Unit combatting high-value thefts by cross-border major crime teams.
He policed many public order situations including the ‘May Day’ riots and Premier League football disorder. Marc is one of only a few officers to have been sworn in as a Scottish Police Officer having policed the Scotland v England game at Hampden Park after escorting high-risk football fans from London to Scotland.
In 2002, Marc received the honour of a National Police Federation bravery award for the arrest of a violent male on the London Underground. He received praise, not only for the arrest itself, during which he was severely assaulted and nearly pushed under a train but also for protecting his colleague and members of the public.
After five years in London, Marc Transferred to Avon and Somerset Police where he quickly became promoted to the rank of Sergeant and took on responsibility for policing a team of officers covering one of Bristol’s most deprived areas.
He worked across many areas of policing including custody and priority crime. Marc qualified in the role of Inspector with responsibility for local policing teams and critical incidents across Somerset. His jurisdiction covered nearly a thousand square miles. During this period, he dealt with many and varied major incidents including murder, high-value robbery and theft.
After twenty years in policing, Marc decided to transfer his expertise and knowledge to the high-end private security industry and joined the team at UK Protection Ltd as Head of Operations.