Peter Villiers

Peter VilliersBorn in Chipping Norton, Oxon, in 1947, of Australian parents. Educated at the King’s School, Canterbury and the Universities of Essex, Lancaster and Manchester (BA and MA).

Peter served in the merchant navy, as a captain in the Royal Armoured Corps in Northern Ireland, Cyprus and Hong Kong, and as the principal of a tutorial college.

He lectured for 18 years from 1986 to 2004 as a senior tutor at the national police staff college at Bramshill, Hampshire, where his final position was Head of Human Rights.  Peter began to publish during this period and has now produced textbooks, histories, guides, biographies and plays. He lives in North Devon with his partner Carolyn, where he rows in a pilot gig, writes, sings and acts.

Peter Villiers’ publications include:

  • Structured Workshops for Developing Leadership
    Gower, Aldershot, 1993
    American edition, 1996
  • Without Fear or Favour: Policing a Changing Democracy
    UNISON Education, London, 1995
  • Better Police Ethics
    Kogan Page, London, 1997
  • The First Fifty Years: The History of the Police Staff College
    Bramshill, Hampshire, 1998
  • Human Rights for Managers: A Practical Guide
    Kogan Page, London, 2001
  • Police Leadership in the 21st Century:Philosophy, Doctrine & Developments
    Edited by Robert Adlam & Peter Villiers
    Waterside Press, Winchester, 2003
  • Policing a safe, just & tolerant society: An international model
    Edited by Peter Villiers & Robert Adlam
    Waterside Press, Winchester, 2004
  • Police and Policing: An introduction
    Waterside Press, Hampshire, 2009
  • Joseph Conrad Master Mariner
    Illustrated by the marine artist Mark Myers
    Seafarer books, Suffolk, 2006
  • Gavrilo Princip: The Assassin who Started the First World War
    Illustrated by Fiona Balfour
    The Fawler Press, 2010