Neil Sadler

Location: Haywards Heath, West Sussex
About The Speaker...

Neil is a retired senior police officer who can provide talks or more structured presentations on a range of subjects.  “Exhibits”, equipment and photographs will illustrate his “cases”

Neil trained as a school teacher and worked on the Isle of Man before returning to England for a very brief spell as a civil servant based in Bristol. In 1978 he decided that an office based job was not for him and he joined Sussex Police.

He spent much of his 30 years service as an operational officer in various ranks across Sussex, working briefly in Hong Kong, Trinidad and Abu Dhabi….he even survived Bognor Regis, Haywards Heath and Crawley !

Following retirement in 2008, he now offers his talks to groups and organisations throughout Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and south London.

About his talks...

All the talks are delivered with Powerpoint slides using my own pre installed projection system. All I ask for is a light coloured wall or screen at the venue (I can provide my own small screen as a fall back)

I can provide talks or more structured presentations on a range of subjects. “Exhibits”, equipment and photographs will illustrate his “cases”.

I am a Women’s Institute approved speaker.

Fee:

£65 plus 35p a mile from / back to Haywards Heath West Sussex

My Contact Details:
Phone:

01444 412781 Mob: 07595696788

1.    A Policeman’s Lot…can be quite an interesting one!

Public Speaker Neil Sadler talks about

Provided as a straight forward presentation or with audience involvement where they can choose from a combination of fascinating cases including:

When is a bomb not a bomb? ; policing Gatwick airport

Searching for missing persons; the miracle of the lost two year old

Political conferences and the Grand Hotel bombing of 1984

The rise of “Robo-cop”; changes in uniform and equipment since 1978

And many more examples detailing the frailties of human nature.

2.      A Policeman’s Lot; the “beat” goes on!

Public Speaker Neil Sadler speaks about A Policeman’s Lot; the “beat” goes on!

The follow on police talk, including

Prisons, porridge and budgies (stories from the Clink).

Abdul’s unusual job in Abu Dhabi

Car chases that go wrong. Famous TV police cars

The usual suspects (identification parades with a strange twist) plus much more

A strange use for a policeman’s helmet !

3.      Gongoozling for Beginners…life on the canals

Public Speaker Neil Sadler talks about Gongoozling for Beginners…life on the canals

After 30 years as a police officer in Sussex, Neil thought this sounded just the tonic for retirement; relaxing, stress free and with the chance to grow his beard and hair (and even wear a leather hat instead of a policeman’s helmet !)

This is a light hearted journey around some of the 2000 miles of navigable waterways in a 58 foot canal narrow boat across Britain, with just a small dose of history, lots of humour, a rather wet puppy and only one broken arm …….so far !

4.      “California Dreaming”:   From Alcatraz to the Grand Canyon Via Route 66.

Public Speaker Neil Sadler talks about   “California Dreaming”:   From Alcatraz to the Grand Canyon Via Route 66.

 

This illustrated talk is about a road trip in western USA…..with a twist !

Some fascinating facts about the Golden Gate bridge, the earthquake of 1906 in  San Francisco and more.

Famous prisoners from the Alcatraz Penitentiary and the 3 men who  escaped “the Rock”……or did they ?

“Get your kicks on Route 66”; the Mother Road which crosses almost 2,500 miles of the USA.

 

And the Grand Canyon; a true marvel of the world.

5. An Inspector Calls: confessions of a police speaker !

Public Speaker Neil Sadlers talks about Confessions of a Police Speaker

This talk draws on the curious, poignant and sometimes downright funny things Neil has been told while giving talks about his 30 year police career.

There will also be follow-ups to some of his previous topics.

“What did you want to do when you grew up?”
Why was Neil under suspicion as an IRA bomber in the 1970s ?
Gatwick airport’s most amazing coincidence.
A very peculiar request at a Women’s Institute meeting !!
And many more interesting incidents, often stranger than fiction.

 6.      A Small Slice of The Big Apple: New York, the city that never sleeps

Public Speaker Neil Sadler talks about A Small Slice of the Biog Apple.

Why is New York city often called the Big Apple?

What have Bob Hope, Max Factor and Charles Atlas in common?

How much does it cost to run a hotdog stall in Central Park (allegedly)

Who is Chesley B Sullenberger and what is his link with New York city?

Which famous movies were filmed in NYC….and who had a surprise cameo role in the 1992 film “Home Alone 2”?

And many, many more fascinating and quirky facts.