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Commissioner to retire from MPS

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is to retire after five years as the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

He will stay in his post until February 2017 to allow the Home Secretary and the Mayor of London to appoint a successor.

Sir Bernard was appointed to the role on 12 September, 2011. His first significant challenge was to lead the response to the London riots, convicting the criminals responsible, and making sure his officers were properly prepared so they could be mobilised at speed to avoid losing control of the streets.

Under Sir Bernard, the Met ran a successful security operation to ensure the 2012 London Olympics passed off safely. He made a public commitment to reduce crime, which has fallen by around 18 per cent during his time as Commissioner.  Read More...