Clive Swombow

Clive Swombow is a retired Chief Inspector from the North Wales Police with 30 years service in the UK. During that service, Clive served as the responsible officer in that Force for special operations, (canine, and tactical weapons teams) search and rescue, emergency planning and disaster response.

Through his interest in SAR, he was appointed as the police liaison officer for the civilian and RAF Mountain Rescue Teams in the North Wales area, as well as with “C” Flight, 22 Squadron, the helicopter rescue unit at RAF Valley in Anglesey. Clive held this position for 23 years. Since his retirement, he has joined the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organization that covers part of the mountainous areas of North Wales and Snowdonia National Park.

For the past 12 years, Clive has specialized in managing searches for missing people in mountainous, rural and urban areas. He has extensive experience on searches for the elderly, young children and despondents. He also has extensive experience in dive rescue operations.

Clive has been an active instructor with ERI in Search Management training courses, field skills, man tracking and disaster management/emergency planning programs since 1990. He has instructed police, military and civilian personnel throughout the UK, and also in the U.S., Croatia, Iceland, Ireland and Sweden.