Who is the CEO?
Chief Executive Peter Davies
Peter Davies is the Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre bringing with him over 20 years experience in front line and strategic policing roles. Appointed to his role in November 2010, he joined CEOP from Lincolnshire Police where he had worked for many years in child protection, most recently as Assistant Chief Constable with particular responsibility for Protective Services. This involved leading a number of national and international significant crime enquiries encompassing the distribution of indecent images of children, domestic extremism, fraud, and serious organised crime, including leading force involvement with CEOP’s expert teams as well as multi force deployments and other partners.
Peter joined Lincolnshire Police in 1999, from Thames Valley Police, as East Division Commander. He was appointed Assistant Chief Constable in 2003. Among his responsibilities in that role were child protection, serious crime investigation and extensive partnership work to safeguard children and vulnerable young people. He recently completed a secondment to Nottinghamshire Police focusing on improved crime reduction and detection and has held national responsibilities on behalf of ACPO for several years.
On joining the CEOP Centre, Peter Davies said:
Everyone acknowledges that CEOP plays a unique and highly valuable role in safeguarding children and young people and I firmly believe that we are well positioned to meet that challenge against a backdrop that will be demanding for public services as a whole. This is an organisation that is vibrant, creative and pioneering in many ways but I also firmly believe that everything we do can only be delivered if this organisation is collaborative, inclusive and partnership driven. We now have 22 strategic partners covering a range of sectors bringing in specialist skills and support and over 100 other organisations who work with us in a whole variety of ways not to mention thousands of local volunteers. So whether it is in delivering education resources, understanding and tackling emerging threats, limiting and inhibiting offender behaviour or bringing down national and international networks of people who prey on children, this organisation will flourish and grow but only if we all truly stick together in making every child matter.”