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Brian Dillon

Brian Dillon MSc BSc (Hons) FSyI FICPEM

Following a career in British and international law enforcement, Brian Dillon is now a consultant specialising in crisis management and contingency planning. At New Scotland Yard, UK, he was the operational head of the Specialist Firearms Command and led a national counter-terrorism intervention capability and London’s armed response police. This included developing strategies to deal with armed attacks including multi-agency interoperability and developing strategic resilience.

Brian has worked extensively in Europe as the United Kingdom’s commander on the European ATLAS counter-terrorism intervention network. He has a comprehensive understanding of government level crisis response and recovery procedures; this included the design and delivery of Britain’s largest National Counter-Terrorism Exercise, Strong Tower.

As a senior investigator Brian worked in intelligence and anti-corruption. He has designed systems to prevent misconduct and safeguarded organisations during times of crisis.

Brian is a frequent speaker and writer on security issues and edits the CRJ blog on crisis management.

Brian’s consultancy can be found at