Peter Neyroud

Dr Peter Neyroud


  • Position Governing Body Fellows
  • School Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department Institute of Criminology
  • Phone number +44(0)1223 746519

Peter Neyroud is Director of the Police Executive Programme at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. The programme has both a Senior Leader Apprenticeship and a master’s in Applied Criminology and Police Management. Peter is an Associate Professor in Evidence-based policing in the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology. His research focuses on police diversion of offenders, crime harm, police ethics, community policing, the impact of COVID-19 on policing and police leadership and management.

Peter Neyroud

Peter 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 has been leading an international programme of systematic reviews on the prevention of terrorism and radicalization.


What's on


Lent Term College Service

07/02/2023 at 18.15

Wolfson's termly College Service led by our ecumenical Chaplaincy Team.

Photo of speaker Johanna Ralston

Obesity and the Policy Pendulum

09/02/2023 at 18.00

Are we finally ready to bend the curve on obesity across the globe?

Old photograph album in the foreground; basket of old documents in the background

WolfWorks - Research data management for your dissertation or thesis

11/02/2023 at 10.00

A hands-on session to help you manage your data - whether copies of archival documents, interview transcripts, code or physical samples.

Photograph by Hannah Lister

Art Exhibition: 'Signs for the Living'

11/02/2023 at 10.00

Visit Wolfson's latest exhibition 'Signs for the Living' featuring work by Hannah Lister, winner of this year's Wolfson Royal Academy Schools Graduate prize.