Good news for the New Year was heard today when it was learned that Shield’s security consultant Paul Eskreitt was named in the Queen’s New Year Honours List and is to receive an M.B.E.
Paul served for 32 years with the City of London Police rising to the rank of Chief Superintendent. During his service he commanded all three police stations in the City of london as well as working at senior level in the Economic Crime Department and other operational roles.
Paul has taken a number of key roles in responding to major incidents and in 1993, whilst Divisional Commander at Bishopsgate Police Station, he led the response to the largest terrorist device to explode on mainland Britain. Paul retired from the police service in 1998 as Head of Operations and Counter Terrorism where his role was to assist businesses to develop resilience plans and target harden the City of London.
Paul was granted the Freedom of the City of London in 1996.
Since leaving the police service Paul has been employed as Principal Security and Contingency Planning Advisor to the City of London Corporation. In this role he ran a team providing Security, Business Continuity, Emergency planning and Crime Reduction advice to the Corporation and City businesses as well as a team of specialists dealing with the misuse of drugs.
During his 45 years working in the City of London it was felt that Paul had made a significant contribution to the safety, security and resilience of the City community and for what was considered an outstanding level of commitment he was awarded an MBE in the 2012 Queen’s New Years Honours.
Shield Guarding is proud of our association with Paul and congratulate him on this recognition of his service.