Peter Walker spent thirty years in the Police, from being on the beat in Weymouth to Deputy Chief Constable of North Yorkshire, where he was variously responsible for dealing with the York & Selby floods, the Great Heck rail disaster and an Animal Rights terrorist sending letter bombs to farmers, politicians and charities.
As a Chief Superintendent, Peter was seconded to the Home Office, where he studied the New York Police Department on behalf of Home Secretary Michael Howard, recruited and deployed UK Police Officers to the UN Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia and into the Mostar Region of Bosnia for Police Minister David Maclean – whom he accompanied on Ministerial visits to the Officers on regular occasions.
Since retiring from the Police, Peter has been Director of UK Business for Sepura Limited, one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist communications equipment, worked with various companies to improve their bottom line and built a successful construction training business SuperSkills – where he and his staff specialise in getting unemployed people off benefits and back to work.
Although restricted from being politically active whilst in the Police, Peter is a lifelong supporter of the Conservative Party and as a party member, applied to be the candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner for York and North Yorkshire – only losing out at the final selection meeting to Julia Mulligan, who was successfully elected to the office in 2012. He is now on the Party’s list of potential candidates for the 2015 General Election.
In addition to leading his business, Peter writes and speaks on Business Improvement, Leadership and his passion for Policing, combining his experience with the need to harness twenty-first century opportunities and continually improve the outcomes experienced by individuals and society as a whole.