About Dr Geoff Barton...
I am a big, strong, dynamic individual, who spent 25 years working as a senior Scotland Yard detective, serving at Brixton, Walworth and West End Central Police Stations and on the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad and the Counter Terrorism Command. Being 6’6”/1.98m tall and 23 stone/135kg bodyweight, I was always first through the door and frequently injured. Recently a hospital doctor, whilst preparing a facial re-construction for me (following a collision with a 16lb/7.26kg sledgehammer) calculated that I had received more than 120 tetanus injections during my lifetime! The usual limit is five.
After my injury, I was employed as a lecturer in the Police. When I was pensioned I decided to make that my career and worked in Primary, Secondary, Further Education and Higher Education (as well as Pupil Referral Units) and, having endured several specific learning disorders, wrote books on Dyspraxia and Handedness and spoke frequently on them.
At the same time, I pursued my interest in Weightlifting and Athletics, as a coach, referee and administrator. I joined the Executive Board of the International Weightlifting Federation (I.W.F.) officiated at two Olympic Games and six Commonwealth Games, as well as travelling all over the world conducting doping tests and hosting my own TV show on Eurosport for ten years.
In recent years I have published books on Serial Killers, True Crime, Law, Medicine, Sport and some other subjects. I have a group of authors that I mentor with their writing and on getting published.
My Police Career
Diplomatic Protection Group and Ranger 500
I served on the newly-formed D.P.G. between 1979 and 1981. During this time, I twice invaded foreign embassies on my own authority and detained the staff at gunpoint following major incidents. On both occasions I had to share high tea with the Foreign Secretary in order to secure retrospective authority for my actions.
Most of my time on the D.P.G. was spent on Ranger 500, the first permanently-armed police vehicle in the U.K. Ranger 500 was allowed to travel all over the Metropolitan Police District to respond to armed incidents and I got to confront 500 armed men during my tenure.
Brixton Police Station
Joining shortly before the Brixton Riots, I joined the C.I.D. and was engaged in the investigation of a total of eight serial killers.
Metropolitan Police Flying Squad
I was attached to the Flying Squad to investigate Armed Robberies and became involved in the Knightsbridge Safety Deposit Box Job and the Brinks Mat Robbery
Counter Terrorist Branch
I was selected to join C13 for the Woolwich barracks Bomb and tasked with interviewing all the Generals who attended the Christmas Party on the night of the explosion. I was then the first Counter Terrorism Branch officer to arrive at the scene of the Harrods Bombing and found the boy that I sat next to at school, Noel Lane, killed by the bomb. I was given the job of removing his body to the mortuary.
West End Central Police Station
I managed the C.I.D. at West End Central, dealing with Members of the Royal Family, the British Cabinet, and a host of celebrities. I arrested at least one of each category.
About my Talks...
I am happy to travel anywhere in the world, to speak in person or via Zoom, with or without technology, for as long as you will listen. Having appeared almost daily at the Old Bailey for ten years, and having hosted my own TV show for ten years, I enjoy nothing better that responding to questions from the floor. Your guests may be as aggressive as they want in their questioning!
I have all my own equipment, including a new laptop, data projector and remote control, together with all the cables and adaptors for every situation (so far!).
I have spoken to crowds of over 1,000 people and I have not yet required a microphone!
My fee is £150 (plus necessary transport and accommodation) for a regular hour long talk.
I charge from my nearest base, in London, Manchester or Edinburgh. Accommodation is essential when you expect me to start my talk at 7a.m. or end it at 11a.m. as some people have done.
I reserve the right to vary my fee for exceptionally large audiences or if you want to record the event for repeated use. I will also consider reducing my fee for charitable groups.