Baxter served for 30 years in the Royal Ulster Constabulary and its successor the Police Service of Northern Ireland. He held senior positions including Operational Intelligence Advisor for Northern Ireland with responsibility for counter terrorist intelligence. He was also Departmental Head of the Serious Crime Branch, completing police service as the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Senior Liaison Officer with the Security Services.
He is a graduate of Cambridge University, Queens University and the University of Ulster.
- 'PSNI must launch probe into Adams', Belfast Newsletter, 30 March 2010.
- ‘No need to squander money on inquiries’, Belfast Newsletter, 26 May 2011.
- Eamonn McCann, Getting Gerry Adams: Norman Baxter’s Long Crusade, Counterpunch, 13 February 2012.