Dame Vera Baird QC has made the following statement on the appointment of Cressida Dick as the next Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police:
“As Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, I welcome the announcement that Cressida Dick has been appointed as the Metropolitan Police Commissioner.
“Having worked alongside Cressida on the Commission on Women and the Criminal Justice System, I know that she will be very well-placed to lead policing in our vibrant and diverse capital. Her experience as the Met’s national policing lead on counter-terrorism will also help her to meet head-on the threats to security that the city faces. Moreover, aside from her experience and qualification for the role, the appointment of the first female commissioner is both welcome and timely.
“From the growth in new types of crime to continuing financial pressures across the public sector, policing across the country faces innumerable challenges. I look forward to working alongside the new Commissioner, to tackle these issues for the good of our communities”.
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