Dame Cressida Dick confirms date she will leave Met Police Commissioner role

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Dame Cressida Dick

Deputy Commissioner Sir Steve House will take the role on an interim basis when Dame Cressida departs

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Dame Cressida Dick has confirmed the date she will leave her role as Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

In a tweet released on Saturday, Dame Cressida, who has been in office since 2017, said: “My last working day as Met Commissioner will be April 10.

“It has been a tremendous honour to serve the people of London and the UK.

“I will share more on the work of my brave officers and staff next week.”

Deputy Commissioner Sir Steve House will serve as acting commissioner while the recruitment process to find Dame Cressida’s successor.

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan will work closely with Home Secretary Priti Patel to appoint a new commissioner, the mayor's office said.

A spokesperson for the mayor said: “The mayor thanks Dame Cressida Dick for her decades of public service.

“The mayor has been clear that candidates for the next commissioner must have a plan to restore the trust and confidence of Londoners.”

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