Peter Neyroud

Resident Scholar at Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology, University of Cambridge and Research Associate, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Mr. Peter Neyroud is the Resident Scholar at Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology with Cambridge University. He first joined Hampshire Constabulary in 1980 after reading History at Oxford. He has served in all ranks, from Constable to Detective Superintendent and in roles ranging from Uniform beat officer, Vice Squad, Community Relations, Public Order Commander and Senior Detective. In 2002 he became the Chief Constable of Thames Valley, the largest non-metropolitan force. He became a Vice-President of the Association of Chief Police Officers in 2005.

In 2006 he moved to the Home Office, the lead British government department for immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime, counter-terrorism and policing. While at the Home Office, he created the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and acted as the Chief Executive Designate. He was also the Home Office Director for Police ICT and Science. He led the Airwave programme to provide police radios and the IMPACT programme to create the Police National Database. He became the Chief Constable, Chief Executive and Accounting Officer for the NPIA, when it was successfully vested in 2007, merging different organizations and bringing together the Leadership, Training, ICT, Science, Specialist crime and national infrastructure for the Police service for the first time. He was also a member of the Sentencing Guidelines Council, Parole Board, National Policing Board, National Criminal Justice Board and Counter-Terrorism Board.

Mr. Neyroud has provided strategic police training in Norway, Australia, the USA, India and Israel, and independent strategic policing advice to a number of countries and private sector suppliers. He is a widely published author of books, articles and papers on policing, and Editor of the Oxford Journal of Policing. He has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal and was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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