Tuncay is a Senior Lecturer in Policing at Teesside University. He has 16 years of policing experience in Turkish National Police, including a two-year secondment to the OSCE Mission to Serbia as a Police Training Advisor. He holds an MA in Criminal Justice Studies and another MA in Public Policy granted from Kent State University where he also earned his Ph.D. degree in Public Policy.
Before joining Teesside in September 2021, Tuncay worked as a Lecturer in Policing at Anglia Ruskin University and taught at Turkish National Police Academy and at Dicle University (Turkey) both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He also worked as a teaching assistant, team teacher, and as an adjunct lecturer at Kent State University. His teaching experience includes delivering in-service training for law enforcement officers in several countries including Turkey, USA, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Tuncay’s principal research centres around of deterrence theory and traffic enforcement for road safety. His research also extends to police use of force, democratic policing, police training and education, and leadership and management in law enforcement agencies. His previous publications include a book, several book chapters and various journal articles.
His research interests are built on his previous studies and expertise to develop effective policies and tools for crime prevention especially in area of road safety, in which everyone is a potential victim or offender. It includes effectiveness of electronic traffic enforcement technologies, effects of electronic enforcement on police citizen relations, prevention of drunk driving, police use of force, a comparative approach on effective crime reduction policies, and role of police in crime prevention.