A former soldier, police officer and academic, Tony Moore is now a police historian. After attending grammar school, he started his working life by joining the Metropolitan Police Cadet Force where he remained for one year. He then spent four years in the British Army, serving with The Royal East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) in Wuppertal and Aden, for which he was awarded with the General Service Medal, clasp ‘Arabian Peninsula’.
On leaving the army, he joined the Metropolitan Police as a Constable, rising to Chief Superintendent. During his police career, he was involved in policing a number of major events, including the Iranian Embassy Siege. An experienced public order commander, he was involved in the policing of the annual Notting Hill Carnival, the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, a major football ground at the height of football hooliganism, and various demonstrations in London, including those that involved clashes between right and left-wing demonstrators; anti-apartheid protestors and anti-war demonstrators. He twice served on the staff at The Police Staff College, Bramshill. He was awarded the Police Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.
After leaving the Metropolitan Police, he became an academic at Cranfield University, based within the then Royal Military College of Science where he taught on a number of Masters’ programmes, including the Master of Defence Administration (MDA); the MSc in Global Security and its distance learning counterpart, the MSc in International Security; and the MSc in Disaster Management and its sequel the MSc in Resilience. He was Director of the annual International Disaster Management Course for a number of years. He regularly lectured to multi-agency audiences, including the emergency services, military and local authority personnel, on Tactical Decision-making under Stress (TADMUS).
He now lives in Turkey with his wife but makes fairly frequent trips to the United Kingdom for research purposes.
He has a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) research degree from the University of Southampton.
He is a member of the following societies:
Royal Historical Society: He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in November 2021 ‘in recognition of his contribution to historical scholarship’.