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Dai Davies is specialist in security and investigation, a former Head of Royal Protection and a former Divisional Commander in the Metropolitan Police Service.
A long and and distinguished career with the Police Service culminated 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 there for the successful amalgamation of two former protection divisions and the Special Escort Group into one unified command. Dai brought a new way of managing with new procedures on intelligence, selection, training, crisis management and the introduction of business planning and financial controls and savings.
Earlier in his career Dai Davies was responsible for command and planning for the prevention of terrorism, public disorder, violence, gang disorder, fraud and other organised crime. He was also an expert in the control and use of firearms, was himself a firearms officer and an 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. Given the current interest in royal news Dai Davies is a regular on BBC, Sky, and other international media platforms. He is also a regular conference and after-dinner speaker and has delivered over 200 talks internationally in recent years.
Dai has been an Ambassador for Kidscape, the National Children’s Charity for two decades and has 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 delivered more than a hundred lectures on the history of the British Royal Family.
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