Colonel Peter Joseph McCall is a British conservative politician and former British Army officer. Since May 2016, he has served as the Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner.
Early life and education
McCall was educated at The Nelson Thomlinson School, a comprehensive school in Wigton, Cumbria. He became head boy of his school. From 1979 to 1982, he studied Hotel and Catering Management at the University of Strathclyde, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.
On 3 September 1982, McCall was commissioned into the as a second lieutenant (on probation) (university candidate). In May 1983, his commission was confirmed and he was promoted to lieutenant with seniority from 3 September 1982. He was promoted to captain on 12 October 1986. On 15 July 1987, he transferred from a Short Service Commission to a Regular Commission, thereby allowing him to serve in the army until retirement age.
On 30 September 1992, having attended Staff College, McCall was promoted to major. He saw active service during the Bosnian War, where he commanded a squadron in Bosnia. On 30 June 1999, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. On 30 June 2007, he was promoted to colonel. From June 2009 to November 2011, he served as the Regimental Colonel of the Royal Logistic Corps (IE its professional head). Served as HR Director for Royal Logistic Corps and Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME) 2012-2015. In Sierra Leone (Ebola response) 2014-2015. Retired to stand successfully for election as Police & Crime Commissioner for Cumbria.
On 5 May 2016, McCall was elected the Police and Crime Commissioner of Cumbria Constabulary. He received 32,569 votes in the first round and then won with 41,345 votes in the next round after second preference votes were added. The turnout was 25.61%.