Robin Bhairam

former Officer
Criminal Investigation Department; Metropolitan Police, London

Having joined the Metropolitan Police in 1985, Robin transferred to the Criminal Investigation Department in 1988 and was selected as a Detective in 1988, where he remained until his retirement in 2015. During this time he served at all ranks up to Detective Superintendent performing a number roles including Homicide Investigation, Counter Terrorism, Covert and Specialist Policing, Crime Prevention and Borough Based Policing. He was also involved in a number UK and International high profile enquiries, including the reinvestigation of Stephen Lawrence, 9/11, 7/7 and was the Senior Investigating Officer for the London Riots in 2011. He played a key role in the restructuring of the UK National Counter Terrorist Command and finished his career as the Deputy National Co-ordinator for Domestic Extremism, where he was involved in the investigation of Drummer Lee Rigby, supported the investigation of Pavlo Lapshyn and represented the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police at the Supreme Court with regards to the handling and retention of Intelligence material by UK law enforcement agencies. 


He is a police academic with a degree in Policing, a Masters degree in Police Science and Management and is a Doctor of Criminal Justice. He currently lectures at a number of UK Universities, had been advisor to the College of Policing in support of Degree and Apprenticeship Entry Programmes.


In June 2016, he was awarded the Queens Police Medal for Distinguished services to Policing.