Detective Superintendent Pete Lansdown joined the RCIPS in 2016 and is responsible for an expansive portfolio including all detective departments, the Joint Intelligence Unit, Scenes of Crime and Exhibits. Altogether, he leads approximately 100 staff investigating all major crime across all three islands.
Detective Superintendent Lansdown is a career detective with thirty-three years of operational policing experience with the Metropolitan Police Service, New Scotland Yard in London (the Met), during which time he achieved the rank of Detective Superintendent in charge of Operational Firearms deployments. During his career he also supervised over one hundred detectives and specialist support services within the Homicide and Serious Crime Command for North London through hundreds of homicide investigations.
Detective Superintendent Lansdown is accredited as a Homicide Senior Investigating Officer to the level of PIP 3, and is also certified as a Tactical Firearms Commander and Strategic Firearms Commander. He helped develop the Met and UK’s National SIO’s Development Programme (SIODP), and was also selected to create a new Operational Firearms Command Structure within the Met. Before joining the RCIPS, Detective Superintendent Lansdown also held the position of Head of Senior Detective Training at the Crime Academy of the Met.