PolicingTV and Policing Insight Founder and Publisher, Bernard Rix, recently visited Wolfson College in Cambridge, to meet Professor Peter Neyroud who had some fascinating thoughts and insight on the State of UK Policing. Why he felt we were in our current position, how we compared internationally, and how the future could develop.
Dr Peter Neyroud is an Associate Professor in Evidence-based Policing, a Director (Designate) of the M.St. Police Executive Programme and has been at the Criminal Institute since 2010, following a 30-year career in the police service. He has been a Resident Scholar at the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology managing a major research programme, Operation Turning Point; a randomised controlled trial testing offender desistance policing. He has taught senior police leaders and advised governments across the world and in the UK on criminal justice reform. His research interests centre on field experiments in policing, pre-court diversion, crime harm and the implementation and leadership of change in criminal justice agencies. He is the Co-Chair of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Coordinating Group.
Peter served for 30 years as a police officer in Hampshire, West Mercia and as Chief Constable of Thames Valley. He set up and ran the National Policing Improvement Agency as CEO. In 2010, he carried out the “Review of Police Leadership and Training” which led to the establishment of the new “National College of Policing”, in 2012. He has been an independent reviewer of the Parole Board, a member of the Sentencing Guidelines Council and on both the National Policing and National Criminal Justice Boards.
He was awarded the Queens Police Medal in 2004 and a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2011.