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October 2015

Sir Peter Fahy appointed Honorary Chair

(23 October 2015)

Sir Peter Fahy has been appointed as an Honorary Professor of Criminal Justice by the School of Law. The announcement comes as Sir Peter retires from his role as Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police. He has served in the police for 34 years, including 13 as a Chief Constable in Cheshire and Greater Manchester. 

For the last three years, Sir Peter has given a series of lectures at the School of Law on policing and counter-terrorism. His new role in the Faculty will continue to provide students with a unique insight into one of the country’s biggest police services. 

He will deliver his first public lecture at the University on Wednesday, 11 November.

Sir Peter said of his appointment: “I am very honoured to be awarded this position because the University plays such an important part in the life of the city and of course has an international reputation. I am looking forward to having more time to contribute to research and to debate on criminal justice issues and in particular the protection of children. Being a Chief Constable has given me many different experiences and I welcome the chance to reflect on these and the opportunities that devolution is opening up." 

Professor Toby Seddon, Head of the School of Law, said: “I am delighted Sir Peter Fahy has joined our School. He is already proving to be a popular speaker with our students in the School of Law and this post will ensure that they will continue to be challenged by his perspectives on policing and criminal justice reform.”

Sir Peter will also become Chief Executive of the Stockport based street kid’s charity Retrak.