Categories: Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm | Commissioners, British South Africa Police | Police Cross for Distinguished Service (PCD), Rhodesia | Officer of the Legion of Merit (OLM), Rhodesia | Colonial Police Medal for Meritorious Service - until 2012 | Prominent Persons, Rhodesia.
Birth and Upbringing: Born 1926, Isleworth, United Kingdom and educated Gunnersby Catholic Grammar School.
Family: Peter married Jocelyn Thorogood on 29 Apr 1950 in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia and together they had three children. The family was raised in various towns in Rhodesia.
Military Service: Allum served in Fleet Air Arm prior to joining the BSA Police
Vocation: He attested into the BSA Police as a trooper in April 1946; Reg. No. 3939. Served almost entire career within the CID at Beitbridge (Immigration), Umtali, Salisbury, Bulawayo and Gwelo stations. He was commissioned in 1960. Appointed provincial commander (PCIO) CID Midlands Province in 1963 and the Salisbury and Mashonaland Province in 1967. On 1 October 1970 became Officer Commanding CID. Promoted to Deputy Commissioner (Crime and Security) 7 February 1974. He served until June 1982 retiring with the rank of Commissioner. 
Honours and Awards: Awarded Police Cross for Distinguished Service (PCD - 11 November 1973); OLM 1976; CLM; 1978; CPM; and PLSM.
Demise: Peter Allum died in South Africa on 17 April 2015. .
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