Peter Sheridan joined the peace-building charity Co-operation Ireland an all-island community organisation in 2008 as Chief Executive. The organisation was established in 1979, to build mutual respect and understanding between the peoples of NI and the ROI through practical co-operation. Prior to this he was an Assistant Chief Constable with the Police Service of NI. He retired from the police service in 2008 after 32 years police service. Before retiring he was responsible for the Crime Operations Department, which included murder and serious organised crime investigation including terrorist investigations.
Peter is a Commissioner with Foyle Port and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Woodland Trust. He graduated from Cambridge University with a master’s degree, attended the FBI Academy in 1999 and was awarded the OBE in in 2008 for services to the community. In January 2018 Peter was made an Honorary Professor in the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, at Queens University Belfast. He is a deputy Lord Lieutenant for Derry~Londonderry.