Public Order, Event Co-ordination,
Robert Broadhurst OBE QPM FICPEM
During his 36 years’ service in the Metropolitan Police, Bob Broadhurst was one of the most experienced public order commanders in the UK and was the Head of public order for London 2006-2012.
Bob has had command of some of the most iconic and major events in London’s recent history including ceremonial events, sporting events, festivals and protests. Bob led the planning of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games from winning the bid in 2005 and was the Gold commander during the Games themselves, during which he had over 10, 000 officers on duty to look after almost 500, 000 spectators a day across the 24 London venues.
Since retiring, he has continued to advise on public order policing and has worked with colleagues in Abu Dhabi, Turkey and Norway. He is an associate of the College of Policing in the UK where he is a regular presenter.