Cressida Dick appointed new Met Commissioner

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22 February 2017

Cressida Dick has been appointed the new Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

The Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, announced today that Ms Dick will take over the role from Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.

Steve White, Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, said: “I’d like to extend both my personal congratulations, and those of the organisation, to Cressida Dick in being selected as the next Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service.

“This is one of the most significant roles in British policing and with it comes significant responsibility, not just in the public’s eyes but in those of the staff and officers looking for strong, resilient leadership at a time of significant on-going change across the service.”

Ms Dick will lead the United Kingdom’s largest police force. Working with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and partners across the criminal justice system, she will be responsible for overseeing the Metropolitan Police’s crucial work preventing crime, bringing offenders to justice and continuing to ensure an effective national response to the ongoing threat of terrorism. 

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