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Coleman-Rayner. London, England
January 30th 2017
Dat Davies, The former head of Royal Protection.
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Dai Davies


Dai Davies is specialist in security and investigation, a former Head of Royal Protection and a former Chief Superintendent (Divisional Commander) Metropolitan Police Service.

He had a long and distinguished career with the UK’s Metropolitan Police Service, culminating with his appointment in 1995 as Operational Unit Commander in charge of Royal Protection for HM The Queen and the Royal Family. He was responsible for Palace and Personal Protection throughout the UK and worldwide. He inherited a command size of 450 personnel and a total resource budget of £26 million.

Dai was responsible for the successful amalgamation of two former protection divisions and the Special Escort Group into one unified command in April 1995. He reviewed and implemented new procedures on intelligence, selection, training, crisis management and the introduction of business planning and financial controls and savings.

Earlier in his police career Dai Davies was responsible for, or was directly involved with, command and planning for the prevention of terrorism, public disorder, violence, gang disorder, alcohol abuse, fraud and other organised crime. He was also an expert in the control and use of firearms and was himself a firearms officer and advanced police driver.

As an expert in Security and Investigation, he has held senior consultancy appointments with Oracle plc, BMW AG, Kingfell plc, Selectamark and with a number of high-net-worth individuals and families. He works on international murder, kidnap and missing persons investigations; and provides both strategic advice and operational support on intelligence, security, protection, threat and risk assessment. His international experience includes incidents and investigations in the UK, Europe, United States, Mexico, Jamaica, Barbados, South Africa, Russia, Kuwait, Dubai, Australia, Japan, Macau and Hong Kong.

He is an acknowledged media expert on security terrorism and policing related issues and is a regular on BBC, Sky and international media outlets. He is also a regular conference and after-dinner speaker and has delivered over 200 talks internationally in recent years.

Dai was an Ambassador for Kidscape, the National Children’s Charity for sixteen years and retains a close interest in child protection issues. He is a Visiting Lecturer at Cardiff University lecturing on Ethical and Moral Leadership. He is also a prolific lecturer on a number of international cruise liners and has completed over a hundred such lectures on a wide range of historical aspects on the British Royal Family.

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