Peter Nilsson IPMc
Mr Nilsson (1963) is a Police Commissioner and Head of Airpol since 2016. Airpol is the European network, financed by the European Commission, for Airport Police and Border Guard organizations at EU airports. Airpol has several expert groups ongoing and has recently issued handbooks supporting policing/security and insider mitigation in the airport community.
Nilsson has a Law Degree from the University of Uppsala and a Master Degree in Sociology and Political Science from University of Leeds and University of Lund. He graduated at the Swedish Police College in 1991. After various positions both within and outside the police he was appointed Head of Border Police in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2005. He managed successfully this unit (485staff/30 M Euro) for ten years.
Nilsson has a vast experience of airport security and airport policing, working with the topic for the last 15 years in an international context.
Nilsson was in 2016 awarded the International Police and Public Safety Medal by the 9/11 Award Committee at a ceremony in San Diego, US.
The same year he was awarded the PPA Cross, Medal of Merit by the Estonian Ministry of Interior for services made to Estonia and the Estonian Police.