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Peter McCall

Peter McCall

Peter McCall is the police and crime commissioner for the Cumbria Constabulary force area.

Peter McCall grew up in Wigton, Cumbria, attending the Nelson Thomlinson School. After University in Glasgow he joined the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst to train as an Army officer. In an army career spanning 34 years he was involved in operations abroad and in the UK in logistics, training, HR, procurement and multi million pound contracted services management. He was the Principal of a Technical College (including a rebuild and change of location), Regimental Colonel of the Royal Logistic Corps of 16,000 personnel supporting operations in Afghanistan and around the world, and was latterly responsible for managing the careers of personnel of his own Corps and the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, some 20,000 men and women.

He has served on operations as diverse as Foot and Mouth here in Cumbria, Northern Ireland, Cyprus, Bosnia, security for the Olympics and most recently fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone.

He is married to Ruth a Community Midwife in Carlisle and has two grown up children. He left the army in December 2015. He is an active Christian involved in local churches and is also a trustee of Bassenfell a Christian Outdoor Pursuits Centre and until recently was a volunteer at the Glasgow City Mission working with homeless people. He runs daily and walks the fells when time permits and is also a keen reader of history and historical novels.

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