Former head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command joins Security & Counter Terror Expo team

January 16, 2017

Richard Walton, the former Commander of Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) for the Metropolitan Police Service has joined the Security & Counter Terror Expo team as a special advisor. Mr Walton has extensive knowledge and is recognised as a global expert on counter terrorism

During his career he had responsibility for counter-terrorism policing during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and London Olympic and Paralympic Games. He also oversaw a focus within Counter-Terrorism Command on British citizens who have joined the civil war in Syria as jihadists (and those who facilitated their going to Syria), who were considered a risk of returning to the UK to carry out attacks there.

Currently Mr Walton works as a highly respected consultant for Counter Terrorism Global Ltd, providing independent advice to governments and the private sector on all aspects of counter terrorism and counter extremism.

David Thompson, Event Director for Security & Counter Terror Expo said “The knowledge that Richard brings with him is second to none. He is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished experts in the world and his involvement with SCTX will further establish it as the leading event for national security”

Mr Walton said of his involvement with SCTX “it is an exciting opportunity for to me to get involved in helping shape an event that brings together the international security community. The issues facing government, police and the private sector are as critical as they have ever been – an established and secure platform to explore debate and discuss the most pressings issues is vital”

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