Senior Research Fellow recognised for fighting against hate crime

john grieveJohn Grieve, a retired police officer and Senior Research Fellow at the University has been awarded runner up in the Lifetime Achievement category of the National No2H8 Crime Awards 2017 during Hate Crime Awareness Week for challenging hate crime throughout his life.

The awards were created and coordinated by Faith Matters which developed, implemented and coordinated the national Tell MAMA project which supports victims of anti-Muslim hatred. It also maps, measures and monitors anti-Muslim hatred across the United Kingdom. They were supported by 17 other organisations which all challenge hate crime in the UK and included other faiths and institutions which work to combat all dimensions of discrimination and hatred.

John was a member of the Independent Monitoring Commission that monitors the Northern Ireland peace process between 2003 and 2011 and was the first Director of Intelligence for the Metropolitan Police. He also served as the Director of the Racial and Violent Crime Task Force from 1998 until his retirement from the Police in 2002.

John said of his achievement;

“I was proud and humbled to be nominated in my category but always have insisted I was part of a team, never alone, in trying to achieve whatever we did. The teams I have been part of includes, for the past 15 years, the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth as well as the policing teams and independent advisory groups.”

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