Peter retired after completing 28 years service with Northumbria Police in August 2015, with a wealth of experience in many aspects of policing.
During his lengthy career, he has served in 24/7 uniformed Policing, Custody Suite Operations, Force Inspectorate, Vehicle Crime, Drugs Intervention Programme, Prolific and Priority Offenders Unit.
During 2008, Peter was involved in the development and delivery of the Government's Prevent Strategy, delivering Prevent Awareness training to thousands of front line staff in the north east region.
Representing the Force on local CONTEST boards and similar strategic groups and has extensive experience with partnership engagement and multi-agency panels to safeguard and manage risk around individuals.
He has a thorough understanding of the workings of the Prevent Strategy and the now, Prevent Duty.
Peter has also gained a Certificate in Terrorism studies from St Andrews University and NCFE qualifications in Mental Health Awareness (Levels 1 & 2).