Who would you recruit: Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Who would you recruit: Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, needs a successor as head of London’s Metropolitan Police Service when he steps down next February.

Any police chief from one of four other countries can apply for the role but non-police officers cannot.

The successful candidate will need to:

  • Show evidence of successfully leading transformational change in a challenging financial climate.
  • An understanding of changing crime and threat patterns, and the protection of the most vulnerable;
  • Show evidence of a lasting commitment to respecting and valuing difference and inclusion.
  • Have experience of working successfully with national and local government and an understanding of the wider political, social, and economic context.
  • Have a successful track record of working with diverse communities to achieve positive outcomes.

The appointment will be by royal warrant and made by Home Secretary Amber Rudd, with the views of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan also considered too.

The job also comes with a hefty salary of £276,000.

Addressing senior members of the force, Rudd implored them to look beyond the normal realms of the force: “You must recognise that talent does not only come from within police ranks.

“It can be found elsewhere too, in both the public and the private sector.”

Maybe she should look a little further afield? Like John Luther, Sherlock Holmes, or Miss Marple?

Their cases can be seen on the next page.


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