Peter is the son of two medical practitioners who joined the Metropolitan Police in 1985 after graduating from the University of Warwick. In 1998, he was seconded to the Regional Crime Squad and promoted to Detective Superintendent in 2000 whilst on the new National Crime Squad, leading on combating child abuse on the internet.
He was promoted to Commander in 2008 and has had three distinct ACPO postings at NSY; Covert Policing, Director of Professional Standards and head of Specialist Crime Investigations establishing Operation Yewtree. He led for ACPO on technical surveillance and family liaison matters; was vice chair of both the ACPO Homicide and Rape Working Groups and was chair of the Europol Homicide Working Group. He has been actively involved in Hostage and Crisis Negotiation since 1996 and was trained as an ACPO Counter Terrorism Commander in 2011. In April 2013 Peter transferred to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary as Assistant Inspector of Constabulary where he led on ethics and integrity, retiring in 2015.
Peter is now a senior advisor on safeguarding and policing matters and is an honorary fellow of the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth. He chairs the Westminster Abbey Safeguarding Reference Group, the St Paul’s Cathedral Safeguarding Advisory Group and sits on the Missing People Charity safeguarding Board.