Peter Spindler retired from the Metropolitan Police in 2015 having completing 30 years of service in three organisations. After graduating from the University of Warwick in 1985, he spent his early career in South East London in uniform and the Criminal Investigation Department. In 1998 he was seconded to the Regional Crime Squad and was promoted to Detective Superintendent in 2000 whilst on the new National Crime Squad where he took on the national lead for combating child abuse on the internet.
In 2002 he returned to the MPS to lead on pro-activity and major investigations for the Child Protection Command. After promotion in 2004 to Detective Chief Superintendent, he took the lead for all child abuse investigations in London. Having completed the 2006 Strategic Command Course, he spent a year overseeing the MPS Counter Corruption Command and was promoted to Commander in 2008.
He has had three distinct postings as Commander at New Scotland Yard; Covert Policing, Director of Professional Standards and head of Specialist Crime Investigations where he took the national lead for Operation Yewtree. He has led for the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) on technical surveillance and family liaison matters as well as being vice chair of both the ACPO Homicide and Rape Working Groups and was chair of the Europol Homicide Working Group. He has been actively involved in Hostage and Crisis Negotiation since 1996 and was trained as an ACPO Counter Terrorism Commander in 2011.
In April 2013 Peter transferred to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary as Assistant Inspector of Constabulary where he assisted in monitoring the efficiency and effectiveness of our police service and led on integrity issues.
Peter is now a senior policing advisor and currently advises a wide range of organisations on strategic policing, safeguarding and security issues. He lectures at a number of universities and chairs the Safeguarding Reference Group for Westminster Abbey as well as being a trustee of the National Police Volunteer Cadets charity.
- Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth.
- BA (Hons) 2:1 Politics from University of Warwick 1985
- Honorary Member of Council at the NSPCC.
- Critical incident management
- Covert policing tactics and strategy
- Combatting serious and organised crime
- Professional standards, ethics and integrity
- Public protection and safeguarding
- Inspection and review
- Hostage and crisis management
- Kidnap and extortion
- Partnership and multi-agency working
Countries in Which Employed
Bulgaria, Lithuania, Cyprus, Kenya, Netherlands, Belgium, and France.