|Sir Peter Fahy
Sir Peter during a visit to the University of Salford in 2012
|Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police|
1 September 2008 – 23 October 2015
|Preceded by||Michael J. Todd|
|Succeeded by||Ian Hopkins|
|Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary|
2002 – 31 October 2008
|Succeeded by||Graeme Gerrard (acting)
18 January 1959 |
|Alma mater||University of Hull
University of East Anglia
Sir Peter Martin Fahy QPM (born 18 January 1959 in London, England) is a retired senior British police officer. He was the Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police (GMP), the United Kingdom's third largest police force. He retired from the police force on 23 October 2015 after serving for 34 years.
Early life and education
Before taking up this post at GMP on 1 September 2008, he was the Chief Constable with Cheshire Constabulary, a post he held since 2002. Previous to that he was Assistant Chief Constable at Surrey, and had positions with Hertfordshire and West Midlands forces.
Fahy has previously expressed his frustration at red tape which has been creeping into police forces across the United Kingdom. In July 2011, Fahy commanded his officers to use their common sense and criticised police policies which prevents the police from helping victims or protecting the public in certain cases. In July 2011, Fahy was one of the frontrunners to replace Sir Paul Stephenson as the Metropolitan Police Commissioner but Fahy was lukewarm about taking up such a position.
In July 2013, it was announced that his contract had been extended for a further three years by the Greater Manchester Police Commissioner Tony Lloyd. After 32 years service, Fahy was eligible for retirement and his contract would have ended on 31 August 2013.
Fahy is the Association of Chief police Officers (ACPO) lead of Specials Constabulary.
In October 2015, Fahy was appointed an Honorary Professor of Criminal Justice by the University of Manchester. He gave his first public lecture on 11 November 2015. It was entitled; Thinking about police and public in a more divided world: reflections on 34 years of policing.
|Chief Constable of Cheshire Constabulary
Graeme Gerrard (acting)
Michael J. Todd
|Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police
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