Richard Walton is a former head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command and an independent consultant. A former Commander at New Scotland Yard, Richard Walton was Head of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) between 2011-2016 having spent the majority of his thirty-year policing career in the counter-terrorism field. Richard was Head of Counter Terrorism for London during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and London Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012. He is currently Director of Counter Terrorism Global Ltd, a company that facilitates the design and implementation of solutions for countering terrorism and extremism to governments, private corporations and NGOs. He has travelled extensively to countries affected by terrorism, providing advice to governments in South and South-East Asia, the Middle East and East Africa. He lectures in the UK and is a regular key note speaker at international conferences on counter-terrorism and counter-extremism He is an on-air Counter Terrorism commentator for CBS News and regularly presents on British and international media networks. Richard is a Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange and a Distinguished Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). He holds a BSc Hons degree in Policing and Police Studies from Portsmouth University and a MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE).
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by Richard Walton | Apr 16, 2020Related Content Using Digital Contact Tracing to Defeat COVID-19 The UK Government should extend its Five Pillar Testing Strategy to a Six Pillar Testing and Tracing Strategy by introducing digital contact tracing as a Sixth Pillar. A Testing and Tracing Strategy...
by Richard Walton | Mar 22, 2020Related Content The challenges of maintaining law and order during the Coronavirus response The Coronavirus pandemic represents the biggest challenge to UK police since the Second World War, according to Richard Walton, Senior Fellow at Policy Exchange and former Head...
by Richard Walton | Jan 12, 2020Related Content Placing public safety at the heart of criminal justice and the prisons system Prisons exist to keep the public safe yet in recent years the Ministry of Justice and Her Majesty’s Prisons and Probation Service has shown that they are not capable of...
by Richard Walton | Sep 9, 2019Related Content With the rhetoric inside the House of Commons ratcheted up to fever pitch this week, it is hardly surprising that protest outside Parliament became equally as chaotic and disruptive. Unruly groups of flag-waving ideologues from all sides of the Brexit...
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