Brian Moore (police officer)

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Brian Moore
Director General of UK Border Force
In office
1 March 2012 – 1 October 2012
Preceded by Post Created
Succeeded by Tony Smith
Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police
In office
1 January 2008 – 1 March 2012
Preceded by Martin Richards
Succeeded by Patrick Geenty
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 57–58)
Profession Police officer

Brian Moore QPM (born 1959) was the first Director General of UK Border Force, he held the post between 1 March 2012 and 1 October 2012 in a temporary capacity, overseeing the London 2012 Olympics.

In July 2012, Moore announced that he would be standing down from the post in October 2012, choosing not to apply for the role permanently, to pursue "further options in his policing career". His leadership of the UK Border Force was controversial after reports of increased customer hospitality and uniform standards, while airport queues rose.[1][2]

On 27 May 2012, British newspapers printed a story that while off duty, jogging, Moore had apprehended two teenagers committing criminal damage, and despite resisting and attacking Moore, he detained the two youths until police officers attended the incident. The teenagers were arrested for affray. Moore declined to comment.[3]

In May 2012, Moore was accused of mishandling an internal sexual harassment case while serving as Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police. The coroner later cleared Wiltshire Police of any wrongdoing, however it noted that the force was 'ill-prepared' to deal with such an internal matter. And an independent inquiry found loopholes in vetting of its senior management team.[4][5]

Early career[edit]

Brian Moore was Chief Constable of Wiltshire Constabulary from 1 January 2008 until 1 March 2012. During his leadership he made Wiltshire the safest county in the country.[6]

Moore was previously the Deputy Chief Constable at Surrey Police, after working his way up the ranks since 1975 in Lancashire Constabulary, Metropolitan Police and Surrey Police.[7]


While Chief Constable of Wiltshire, Moore was awarded the Queen's Police Medal in the New Year Honours of 2009.[8]


Brian Moore and his wife Judith have two children.

Police appointments
Preceded by
Martin Richards
Chief Constable of Wiltshire Police
Succeeded by
Patrick Geenty
Preceded by
Post Created
Director General of UK Border Force (Interim)
Succeeded by
Tony Smith


  1. ^ Brian Moore to quit after Olympics as immigration chaos continues,; accessed 10 August 2014
  2. ^ "Border Force told to turn on the charm over the summer",; accessed 10 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Moore arrests and detains teenagers causing affray single-handedly and off-duty",; accessed 10 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Moore and Wiltshire Police cleared but found 'ill-prepared' to deal with internal sexual harassment case",; accessdate 10 August 2014.
  5. ^ David Ainsworth inquest,; accessed 10 August 2014.
  6. ^ Safest county in England is Wiltshire,; accessed 10 August 2014.
  7. ^ Brian Moore's police career,; accessed 10 August 2014.
  8. ^ QPM to Brian Moore, 2009 New Years Honours List,, 30 December 2008; accessed 10 August 2014.

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