Peter Michael Imbert, Baron Imbert (born 27 April 1933) was Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service from 1987 to 1993, and prior to that appointment Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police from 1979 to 1985.

He was the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London until 2008. He was made a Life peer as Baron Imbert, of New Romney in the County of Kent in 1999.

Early life

Born in Kent, Imbert was educated at the Harvey Grammar School in Folkestone, spent his National Service in the Royal Air Force Police and worked for a short time with Kent County Council, before joining the Metropolitan Police in 1953 at Bow Street Police Station.


Sir Peter Imbert Poems

Sir Peter Imbert Quotes

University degrees are a bit like adultery: you may not want to get involved with that sort of thing, but you don't want to be thought incapable.
Peter, Sir Imbert (b. 1933), British police commissioner. Times (London, Oct. 11, 1992).

Comments about Sir Peter Imbert

Frederick Ward 31 Jan 2015 07:11
Peter Imbert was a friend that I met in 1951 at Royal Air Force Swanton Morley. I was a regular airman, he was serving his National Service commitment. We were cadet signallers (an aircrew trade) . He was an amazing character with a huge sense of humour. He kept an imaginary dog called Cuthbert) which he used to take on parade with him. All one could see was a dog lead trailing on the ground. The discipline NCO was a bit baffled! I lost track of him after we qualified, . Then many years later discovered what he had achieved after his death. I was so thrilled to have known him even for such a short time and was regretful that I had not maintained our friendship. A lovely man.