Dr Peter Neyroud CBE QPM CCMI

Lecturer in Evidence-Based Policing and Director of the Senior Leader Masters Degree Apprenticeship in Applied Criminology and Police Management | Institute of Criminology

Dr Peter Neyroud is Director of the Senior Leader master’s degree Apprenticeship in Applied Criminology and Police Management and a Lecturer in Evidence-based policing in the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. In 2018 he completed a PhD at Cambridge which focused on the implementation of field experiments in policing. His research focuses on experimentation, police diversion of offenders, crime harm, police ethics, community policing, the impact of COVID 19 on policing and police leadership and management.

Peter was educated at Winchester College and Oriel College, Oxford, where he read Modern History. He was a police officer for more than 30 years, serving in Hampshire, West Mercia and Thames Valley (as Chief Constable). He set up and ran the National Policing Improvement Agency (as Chief Constable and Chief Executive). In the latter role he was responsible for national implementation of all the major programmes in UK policing, including Neighbourhood Policing, Workforce reform and new technology.

In 2010, he was commissioned by the UK Home Secretary to carry out a fundamental “Review of Police Leadership and Training” which led to the establishment of the new National “College of Policing” in 2012 and radical reform of the qualifications and training of police officers, creating the new “Police Education Qualification Framework”.

He is the Co-Chair of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Coordinating Group and leading an international programme of systematic reviews on the prevention of terrorism and radicalization.

From 2018-2020 he was the Director of the Cambridge programme for the Mid-Career Training Programme for senior Indian Police Service officers at the National Police Academy, Hyderabad. He presented “Evidence-based Policing” to PM Narendra Modi at the December 2019 DG’s conference in Pune.