Det Chief Superintendent Scott Wilson is currently the National Co-ordinator for Protect and Prepare under the CONTEST strategy, based at the National Counter Terrorism headquarters at New Scotland Yard. He is a senior Investigating Officer with extensive working knowledge in homicide and counter terrorism investigations having led over 50 murder and Counter Terrorism enquiries. As a SO15 Senior Investigation Officer and former head of Scotland Yard SO15 forensic management team, he is experienced in bomb scene management and disaster victim identification having been a senior Identification manager for over 12 years. Scott has delivered training at a number of educational and police academies together with conferences in the USA, Norway, France, New Delhi and Oman on a wide range of subjects inc Counter Terrorism, Scene management, CBRNe and Strategic Crisis Management.
In 2010, he led the MPS Counter Terrorism and Senior Identification Team in New Delhi in support of the Commonwealth Games. In 2010 as a Detective Chief Superintendent, he was appointed head of Emergency Preparedness, Business Continuity, CBRNe and DVI for the Metropolitan Police. In 2012, he led the MPS as Bronze Commander for the Olympic and Paralympics Games. Scott was responsible for multi-agency emergency planning for all 26 sporting venues and delivery of the testing and exercising programme.
As chair of LESLP between 2010 and 2013, Scott delivered the 8th edition of the LESLP manual incorporating Lady Justice Hallett recommendations prior to the commencement of the Olympic Games. He has advised the Norwegian authorities on blue light inter- operability following the review of the Andres Brevik case, and Police Scotland in advance of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He currently sits on the programme board of JESIP and is responsible for CT military liaison and major event planning. He is also executive head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office. He is also in charge of the UK International Protect and Prepare Unit which is working in seven key countries throughout the world.
Scott has a Master Degree in Critical Incident Management from Middlesex University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Civil Protection and Emergency Management. He is also an Associate lecturer at the Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College. In 2016 in San Diego he was awarded the 9/11 International Police Medal for Counter Terrorism. Scott is the UK Police representative on the Global Counter Terrorism Forum and has been commended on 16 occasions during his career.