Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe - the last five years

Following his announcement to retire in September 2016, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe will soon be stepping down as the head of the Metropolitan Police. Cressida Dick, the first female Commissioner in Met history will be his successor.

As he prepares to hand in his warrant card after 37 years as a police officer we take a look...
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Criminals take note - crime doesn’t pay: Met seized over £73million last year

The Met has revealed it seized more than £73 million from convicted perpetrators during one financial year.

This is the largest amount that has ever been seized in London in a single year, since the Proceeds of Crime Act came into force in 2002. The act gives police the power to identify and remove assets obtained...
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First female Commissioner in Met history appointed today

Today it was announced that Cressida Dick will be the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

She was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen following a recommendation from the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd.

As the first woman Commissioner for the Met she has made history, and this afternoon gave a speech in front of the iconic New...
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Cressida Dick announced as the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

She said: "I am thrilled and humbled. This is a great responsibility and an amazing opportunity. I’m looking forward immensely to protecting and serving the people of London and working again with the fabulous women and men of the Met.

"Thank you so much to everyone who has taught me and supported me along the way."...
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Hello 999 what's your emergency?

“I am at Heathrow and I have left one of my bags in a taxi?"

“My mum put a deposit down on a fridge freezer and they haven’t delivered it - they keep changing the delivery date…”

“Can you give me the number for the non-emergency police?”

The examples above are all real-life questions that our 999 call handlers have recevied, calls which may prevent...
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‘When I hand in my warrant card, I’ll do so with pride at what I’ve put into this badge and the values it represents’

Today Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe gave his last ever speech. He focused on police values, the vision ahead and firearms officers, calling for the public to show support for those who volunteer to deal with terrorists and armed criminals.

Following the tragic attacks...
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Family's plea for justice 10 years on from Valentine's day tragedy

Imagine you are 13-years-old. Imagine you have a big brother, who is just 15. He means the world to you and your family.

Now imagine you return home one day to find that he has been shot in the chest, the perpetrator is nowhere to be found.

This is exactly what happened to Billy Cox’s sister, on 14th February 2007, shortly...
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It made me the officer I am today

They give their time selflessly; they work on a number of important outreach projects, playing a vital role in keeping the people of London safe - all whilst juggling GCSEs, A-Levels, Duke of Edinburgh and their day to day lives.

These are no ordinary teenagers and young people - these are dedicated Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) and this month we're...
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#ITSNOTOK: Speak up and speak out about sexual abuse

It’s not ok to have to deal with sexual abuse or sexual violence on your own.

Four brave sexual abuse survivors have joined people across the UK to raise awareness of not only their personal stories but their experience of reporting these heinous crimes to police. They hope that the courage and confidence of sharing their stories...
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Winners of outstanding bravery award reunited with the woman whose live they saved

"You risked your own lives for me and my partner, there are not words.

"We are happy living in Hillingdon and feel a lot saver knowing there are officers like you"

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Over 10,000 votes were cast, now they've been counted...
This year's Excellence in Bravery Award goes to...


Today the heroic officers received their award at the annual Commissioner’s Excellence Awards ceremony. This event celebrates police officers, staff and volunteers who go above and beyond their roles in every day policing to protect and serve...
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#ITSNOTOK: Don’t stay silent, make a lot of noise

It’s not ok to have to deal with sexual assault or sexual violence on your own.

Londoners are being asked to come together and help remind those that are suffering that #ITSNOTOK that you have to deal with it on your own; the police are here to support those who may have been abused.

It’s not ok to sexually exploit or abuse anyone and we...
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Surrender a gun, save a life

As part of our week-long firearm surrender, officers have joined forces with a determined young woman who is pleading with Londoners not to ruin their lives.

The woman, who is currently serving a lengthy prison sentence after she was asked by her boyfriend to look after a gun, has provided officers with a powerful message urging people to do the right thing and...
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Horrific assault in Russell Square through the eyes of a firearms officer

A man who admitted stabbing an American tourist to death in a frenzied knife attack, which also saw him injure five other people, has been sentenced to an indefinite hospital order.

If there is a critical incident we tell the public to "Run,Hide, Tell", but the officers who were first on scene in Russell Square ran...
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“He told me I wouldn’t be in any trouble”

“My boyfriend asked me to look after a gun for him. He told me I wouldn’t be in any danger. He told me I wouldn’t get in any trouble. I put my family’s life at risk, everyone I lived with, everyone I loved. I’m in prison for five years now. Hand it in to police before your life gets ruined or someone you love gets hurt.”

As part of a week-long...
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Voting closing tomorrow! Help us decide 2017’s winner for the Excellence in Bravery Award

Voting for the winner of this year’s Excellence in Bravery Award ends tomorrow, Monday 6th February, at midnight! The award will be presented to the winner at the annual Commissioner’s Excellence Awards, which celebrates police officers, staff and volunteers who go above and beyond their roles in every...
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Team of officers nominated for award following heroic act of bravery - voting open now!

Shortly after 11am on Sunday, 3 January, police in Islington were called to reports of a man wielding a large weapon and shouting in an aggressive manner.

PC Hodgson and PC Field, who were first on scene, worked to detain the suspect and bring him to the ground. The man violently resisted and required...
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'Exploding cash machine' gang who caused over £600,000 of damage jailed

Three men were today sentenced to over 30 years in prison for using explosive gas to callously rob 27 cash machines across London and the Home Counties. The audacious series of offences took place between July 2014 and April 2015, primarily in banks and post offices in West London, Thames Valley and Surrey.

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Officers nominated for award following heroic act of bravery - voting open now!

Two officers who bravely entered a burning building to save a woman's life have been nominated for a Bravery Award at the 2017 Commissioner's Awards for Excellence in Total Policing

Just after 8:30pm on Tuesday 20th September, PC Craig Nicholson and PC Shand Panesar were called to a raging house fire in...
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Brave officers attacked while forcing entry to burning building

Brave officers from Walthamstow have been praised after they forced entry into a house on fire in Hartington Road, E17.

Police were called to the address yesterday afternoon following concerns for the welfare of a man inside.

Officers attended and attempted to speak to the man. However, through a window they noticed that a fire...
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