John Donlon QPM



John Donlon advises Restrata on Policing, Port Security, Critical National Infrastructure Protection, Major Sporting Events and Counter Terrorism.

John joined Restrata after 34 years with the Police Service where he was a Chief Officer within the National Counter Terrorism Policing Command. He provided the strategic policing lead on all matters within the Protect and Prepare portfolios of the UK Counter Terrorism Strategy, CONTEST.

He has worked closely with all the main government departments, industry and other strategic stakeholders and was a member of numerous high-level national committees where he influenced and shaped central governmental policies over several years. John was also the UK Counter Terrorism policing lead for a range of disciplines across the preparation and delivery of security for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Since 2012 he has provided security professionalism and advice on behalf of a range of companies and Governments across Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Africa. He is also engaged as a Conference speaker and moderator on subjects such as Border Security, Aviation Security, Crisis Management and the protection and resilience of Critical National Infrastructure.

John holds a Master of Arts degree in Organisational Management from Manchester University; a Diploma in Applied Criminology and Police Management from Cambridge University; he is a Fellow of the Security Institute; a Graduate of the FBI International Counter Terrorism Leadership Programme and a Graduate of the UK Police National Strategic Command Course.

He was awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in 2010 for distinguished service and the 9/11 International Police Medal, in 2012, for Services to Counter Terrorism.

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