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Bob Broadhurst OBE QPM BA FICPEM

Career Achievements, Expertise, Awards and Qualifications

Senior Lecturer, Major Incident and Public Order, London Policing College.

• Bob is the professional lead for policing major incidents, public order sporting and ceremonial events. He has extensive success and experience as the Chief Officer leading in these areas for the Metropolitan Police Service and particularly as the Gold Commander for the 2012 Olympics, several Royal Events and a number of incidents of major disorder.

• His experience extends to working with several other countries to develop their response within these high-risk areas.

• Bob served for 36 years in the Metropolitan Police, London, from 1977 to 2013. Serving in uniform, he rose through the ranks, working mainly in South East London. He became the head of Public Order and Operational Response, responsible for all aspects of policy, doctrine and training. In this role he had command of the public order branch, the dog section, mounted section, Air Support, marine section and CBRN, as well as all aspects of emergency preparedness and business continuity.

• One of the most experienced public order commanders in the UK, Bob was Gold for such iconic events as Trooping the Colour, Notting Hill Carnival, Tour de France, Papal visit, G20 and two Royal weddings. He was the Gold commander for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

• Bob is a fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management has a Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Criminology (Fitzwilliam College Cambridge) and a first degree in Geography. He lectures for the Emergency Planning College, is an Associates with the College of Policing and delivers on the Indian Police Service Mid-Career Programme on mega event policing.

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