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Professor John Grieve CBE QPM

Professor John G D Grieve joined the Metropolitan Police in 1996 at Clapham. He served as a detective throughout South London, in every role from undercover officer to policy chair on drug squads. His duties also involved the Flying Squad, Robbery Squad and Murder Squad senior investigator. He was a Divisional Commander at Bethnal Green in East London.

John Grieve worked in Europe, America, South East Asia and Australia. He introduced Asset Seizure Investigation in the United Kingdom. As Head of Training at Hendon Police College, he organized the ‘Community Fairness, Justice’ Conference. As the first Director of Intelligence for the Metropolitan Police, he directed and managed the MPS Intelligence Project. He led the Anti-Terrorist Squad as National Co-ordinator during the 1996-1998 bombing campaigns. In August 1998, he became the first Director of the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force, until retiring in May 2002.

He is now Honorary Professor at Buckingham Chiltern University College and is Chair of the John Grieve Centre for Policing and Community Safety, Senior Research Fellow at Portsmouth University, Honorary Fellow at Roehampton Institute, Surrey University and Honorary Doctor at London Metropolitan University. John Grieve has also been appointed independent Chair at the Greater London Authority’s Alcohol and Drugs Alliance.

He has an Honours Degree in Philosophy (New Castle University) and a Masters Degree (Post Graduate research in Drugs Policy Analysis form Cranfield University). He was awarded the QPM in 1997 and appointed CBE in the Millennium Honours list. His interests include walking, history (including art and police history) and painting