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​Met police to modernise its rank structure

As part of plans to transform the organisation, the Metropolitan Police Service has decided to phase out two of its eleven ranks by summer 2018.

The rank of Commander will not appear in the new leadership model, and the Met will also move to a single inspecting rank, removing the position of Chief Inspector.

By reducing the layers of hierarchy, officers will be given more freedom to make decisions and spend less time briefing upwards and waiting for decisions to come down the chain of command. Read More