Tony retired from Thames Valley Police as a Chief Inspector in 1995 after 32 years’ service. He initially started as a cadet. During his service he gained experience in general uniform duties, traffic (roads policing) and training. As a Chief Inspector at Reading he was involved in the planning and policing of Reading football matches, the Reading Festival and the Henley Royal Regatta.
Following his retirement from the police service Tony started a second career in personnel and training, taking early retirement from Slough Borough Council in December 2010. In April 2009 Tony was awarded Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (FCIPD).
Following his retirement Tony became a volunteer in the force museum. He wrote a book entitled ‘I Remember When’ to raise money for the Police Rehabilitation Trust, in 2013 he researched The Great Train Robbery and in 2014 researched into 49 police officers who were killed whilst on military service in World War I (WWI).
Tony’s talks are:
- Policing before Radios and Computers
- The Great Train Robbery
- Policing during WWI