Cressida Dick Named First Female Head of U.K.'s Metropolitan Police
June 28, 2017
February 28, 2017: Cressida Dick is to become the first female head of the Metropolitan police, completing a remarkable career comeback by vowing to reform Britain’s largest police force. Dick’s appointment means five of the top posts in the criminal justice system in England and Wales are now held by women. Lynne Owens is director general of the National Crime Agency. The other women leading the justice system include Alison Saunders at the Crown Prosecution Service, Home Secretary Amber Rudd, and Sara Thornton, chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council. Read the article: Cressida Dick Appointed First Female Met Police Commissioner (The Guardian, theguardian.com) See also: Ms. Dick's 2014 video presentation on counter terrorism made during her term as head of Specialist Operations at the Metropolitan Police: Counter Terrorism Policing- Past, Present and Future (www.rusi.org)
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