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Sir Peter Fahy served as a police officer for 34 years in 5 different UK police forces. After working in a number of operational, detective and command posts he served as Chief Constable of Cheshire for 8 years and then Chief Constable of Greater Manchester for 5 years.

He implemented a number of major change programmes particularly on neighbourhood policing and serious crime. He was elected as Vice President of the Association of Chief Police Officers in 2011 and held a number of national policy positions including national lead for the Prevent counter-terrorist programme, race and diversity and workforce development. He was a trustee of the College of Policing and Director of the Strategic Command Course for 8 years. He worked extensively with other public authorities in Greater Manchester on the response to organised crime and modern slavery.

On leaving policing he served as Chief Executive of Retrak and as Director for Structural Reform at Hope for Justice. He also serves on the staff for the University of Cambridge input to MCTP at the National Police Academy Hyderabad. He was a member of the Irish Government Commission into the Future of policing in Ireland and currently works with a number of UK charities including as chair of Care of Police Survivors and Plus Dane housing association. He is the chair and founder of the We Stand Together charity working on issues of community cohesion following terrorist attacks. He is Chair of the West Yorkshire Anti-Slavery Partnership He holds honorary positions with the universities of Manchester, Bolton and Chester. In 2012 he was knighted by Her Majesty the Queen for services to policing.

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