Security Consultant – Historic Environments / Crowded Places Protection
Nigel Cook retired as a Chief Inspector in the Metropolitan Police Service following a 33 year career where, for the last seven and a half years, he served as one of London’s dedicated Counter Terrorism Security Coordinators. In that role Nigel was responsible for the security planning for major events, conducting reviews of sensitive premises and providing security related advice and guidance on behalf of the police service.
In addition to having been the UK’s Counter Terrorism SME within two EU funded projects, in 2010 Nigel conducted a national review aimed at professionalising the role of Counter Terrorism Security Coordinators across the UK. The findings and recommendations of that review saw the formation of a National ACPO led Board, and remain the catalyst for a significant amount of ongoing work.
Following his retirement Nigel served for six years as the Security Adviser at Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity responsible for HM Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, Banqueting House Whitehall and Hillsborough Castle, HM Queen’s official residence in Northern Ireland.
In 2020 Nigel established Nigel Cook Consulting Ltd and is now the Protect Duty lead for the UK Counter Terrorism Business Information Exchange.